Seals in the Harbour
Watching the seals in the harbour is such a nice diversion from the hustle and bustle of the streets of newquay. Firstly, I find the harbour to be a truly relaxing place anyway, but seeing the seals, who regularly visit the harbour, makes it all the more interesting. Since I've been working in a restaurant overlooking the harbour, I see them most days. They usually follow fishing boats into the harbour, hoping for some snacks. You can see them jumping out of the water to catch bits of fish that are thrown to them. At other times they seem to be happy enough just sunning themselves in the shallow water near the beach. Although, they're generally not to bothered about the presence of humans in the water - be it children paddling in the shallows near the beach or teenagers jumping off the harbour wall at high tide - it's important to remember that they are wild animals and should be left alone. It's not advised to get to near to them, try to touch them, or chase them.