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November 2009 in the Strait of Georgia, near Tsawassen, we were chased at about 4 knots by a large, dark brown Steller sea lion. He would poke his head up in our wake, sometimes two boat lengths away, and watch us. You could see his black eyes, whiskers, ears. When we got far enough away, he would sort of roll over on his back like a fighter jet and dive. Each time we'd be sure he was no longer interested in us, and he'd resurface in our wake, even closer than before.
October 2010, same spot, same (I like to believe) sea lion, same chase.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27