The seal became an instant star and since then, around that suburb there has been unusual traffic chaos, illegal parking, and a stamped of people visiting the beach, to see the famous seal dubbed "Stevensealberg".
The two tonne seal, an unusual sight in Perth's beaches was a star for a few days.
On Friday evening the seal swam away, but by Saturday morning it was back to the delight of onlookers.
Sadly today (Sunday) I took the drive north to Sorrento beach, about 40km from my home and after having found a parking space almost in the next suburb, walked and walked until I reached the beach and no seal to be seen.
Lots of young parents and disappointed kids about, everyone questioning every one else where the seal was.
Gone the night before! What a disappointment!!
|(pictures of the seal from the net)|
So I had to content myself with taking some photos of Hillary's Harbour and the beach and then I was on my way further north to visit a friend and spend the afternoon with her.
Luckily the seal wasn't the only attraction, as it was a very hot day again, and swimming in the cool sea was another alternative for the disappointed crowd.
I got sunburned just from maybe half an hour of walking on the sand while searching for the elusive seal!
Hopefully the seal will return and continue to delight the crowds!!
Hope you enjoy the pictures of Hillary's and the cool beach.
Have a wonderful week.
|The parking around Hillary's Harbour was full|
|The kids beach at Hillary's is shallow and safe|
|There are also some water slides for the more adventurous|
|As usual there are a few covered areas with tables and benches and barbecues|
|Man made lake, with fountain and waterfall in newly built suburb in Hillary's|
|This lovely area was in a newly built suburb with a man made lake. Can you see the bird on the rail?|
|The bird on the rail - a great Cormorant (a fishing bird)|