Sometimes we must seize the moment if not the entire day. An accident forced my better half and I off the interstate one morning. We cut through the town of Steilacoom, Washington, on our way back to the office.
A king tide filled Chambers Bay, near the famed golf course. The lower part of the bay filled with cormorant, ducks, geese, heron, and sea gulls. Missing were the eagles and osprey.
We pulled off to the side of the road. The birds dove and surfaced. The ducks quacked. The gulls squawked. The geese honked. The cormorant and heron silent. The narrow top of the bay empty. No birds.
The water at the head of the bay boiled for a moment. A large head cut through the surface followed by two more. Three Steller’s Sea Lions feasted on a salmon run.
We moved our car up the road for a closer look.
This is one of the sea lions playing in the current at the lowest fall of Chambers Creek at the head of Chambers Bay.
If you can’t “carpe diem,” then look around, you might find an pleasant surprise waiting for you in the moment.
Until next week.