Rick Gauger

A PLACE FOR ALL THE STUFF CRAMMED IN ONE MAN'S MIND TO BE OFF-LOADED…

The Sea Lion and the Kayak

Posted on | October 5, 2009 | No Comments

[media-credit id=1 align=”alignnone” width=”465″][/media-credit]

Cartooning has always been daydreaming on paper for me.  Now that I’m older and can’t get out as much as I like, it’s a kind of wish-fulfillment.  This cartoon, however is a somewhat fictionalized version of something that actually happened to me in 2008.  I quietly paddled up to a buoy where there was a female sea lion sleeping.  I got too close to her (in front, not from behind as I show here) I was foolishly within touching distance of her when she woke up.  I thought she was going to jump into my kayak!  I beat a hasty retreat.  I forgot to take any photos, except the one below, which I took as she was seeing me off.  She nervously grooms her rear flipper.  The blue suit I have on is a Gore-Tex dry suit, essential for safety in the cold Northwestern sea water.

[media-credit id=1 align=”alignnone” width=”320″][/media-credit]

Comments

Leave a Reply