Close encounter with a very friendly seal: Creature clambers on British tourist’s kayak in New Zealand
Posted: November 28, 2013 by kirisyko in Kayaking, Water
Tags: Abel Tasman National Park, Adele Island, Canoeing and Kayaking, Georgia, Kayak, New Zealand, Sports, Water Sports
When British tourist Georgia Stephens went kayaking with her boyfriend she enjoyed a visit from an unexpected stowaway – a friendly seal.
Georgia, 22, from Woodford, Essex, was paddling with Martin Coppins, 25, in the Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand when the mammal leapt out of the water onto the end of her kayak.
The couple caught the entire encounter, in the sea near Adele Island, on camera.
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Stowaway: The seal, pictured left, jumped up onto a kayak being paddled by Georgia Stevens and her boyfriend Martin Coppins, right
Up close: The seal pops its head out of the water and rests it on the side of Georgia’s kayak as it makes friends with the couple
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514289/Close-encounter-friendly-seal-Creature-clambers-British-tourists-kayak-New-Zealand.html#ixzz2lxLqf9qH