Saturday, August 30, 2008


Does anyone recall me mentioning the sea lions, or seals, that decided to homestead on all the boats, catamarans and yachts in Newport Harbor, California?

This is the harbor. The sea lions like to be way in there where all the action is, like parties and such. Several restaurants have docks on the water so you don't have to cancel your dinner reservation just because your car has a flat tire or a dead battery. No siree, just crank up that yacht and go the back way.

Our water lubbing friends can't be harrassed, but the City of Newport Beach has suggested that the boat owners put up netting or anchor lawn chairs to the sides to prevent the squatters access to their boats.

The boat owners scurry to net their boats.

Well, ok, but this sea lion isn't having any of it.

Nor is this one.

Wonder how many it took to sink this boat.


Janice said...

Those sea lions remind me a little bit of some of my family members. They pop in when you least expect it, don't do anything except lie around all day long and are nearly impossible to get rid of.

Maybe I'll have to look into the netting thing.

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness. I can see where this would be a problem. What is a boat owner to do?
They are so cute, it would be hard to be mean to them.
Now, I think I want to ditch my efforts of coveting a dolphin for my own pet, now I want a sea lion!!!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

How CUTE! But I bet the boat owners don't think that! Is there a reason they do this...does this happen just certain times of the year? AMAZING!

Rebeckah said...

I like the net jumper : )! That is some kind of spunk! You always make me smile! I hope your Saturday is full of fun and relaxation : )! Did you get a new signature? Maybe it has been there all along and I just noticed it. Very pretty, Grandma J!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OK, I must be losing it. I read this earlier (last night? this morning? everything blends together into one big blur for me) and I could have sworn I commented on it.

Anyway, whatever that comment was I've forgotten it.

These sea lions obviously have good taste and some sense. Next they'll be sidling up to the dockside bar and ordering a drink with an umbrella in it.

Lucky sea lions.

Grandma J said...

CBW, this is the second post about these rascals. This one is to show the deterrents aren't working.

You are so funny

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

In my nextlife I want to be a sea lion with my own yaght!

Okiemunchkinsmom said...

They sunk a boat?! Wowzers. Good thing they are cute, although I can't imagine the boat owners care at this point.

heartshapedhedges said...

Happy Birthday Grandma J

Love, Heart Shaped Hedges, My Honey, Pooper, Beauty Bundles and Little One.

Anonymous said...

Ditto what HSH said. Hope you have a GREAT day -- you deserve it.

Karen B.

Rebeckah said...

Oh my gosh! Today is your Birthday? I guess I can forgive you for not posting then! I hope it is a wonderful day filled with lots of smiles and happiness! (And maybe even a new pair of dusting slippers!) You are delightful and you help so many people have brighter days! Much love!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to You! Hope your day has been as happy as those Sea Lion's!

Postcard Cindy

PS...This event does not excuse you from a post, I count on that when I get up every morning!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

A BIRTHDAY AND I DIDN'T KNOW? Happy, happy, happy birthday from your East Coast fan.

(And I still think I'm losing it.)

I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Anonymous said...

Grandma J <3s the seals!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY My Friend! If I had known you were turning 21 today I would have driven up to take you out for your first drink!

Anonymous said...

I just googled Sham Wow to see for my self and sure thing your site was 2nd on the list, too funny.
We were at Huntington yesterday it was really nice. We went to dog beach, JJ would love it there.
Hope you are ready for so football.

Carol Z.

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Cheers from CA & the LMNOP Headquarters