More JFK

In which Miles just keeps going back to John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.

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I keep going back to JFK, any time I need to get outside and don’t have a lot of time or a better plan.

My main inspiration for posting again about JFK is this shy seal pup.

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The water level was high, more due to a swell, I was told, than with the tide.  There were lots of birds enjoying the rough water and windy weather. The waves were loud, so it took a while to hear him barking at me.  I realized that I had walked between him and the harbor.  There was nothing between us, and he wasn’t far off, and I may have been lucky that he wasn’t an older and larger seal.  I moved to get out of his way, and he hid behind a large rock.  As I took these photos, I decided that I might still not be giving him enough room.  I got well out of his way, and he headed for the water, stopping to look back before disappearing behind a rock shelf.

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The first view from the stairs is always good.  Some days the water looks especially clear.

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In many areas the cliffs are always changing.  While sitting on drift wood for a break, I usually hear small rocks falling, possibly sent on their way by the doves and other birds who gather on the cliffs in increasing numbers as evening approaches.

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There is ample evidence of very large rocks and even trees fallen from the cliffs.  This is something to always be aware of while exploring JFK Park.

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I’m still fascinated by the various rock shelves along the coast…

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…and the ever changing views of Rangitoto, which itself seems to look the same from wherever I see it along the east coast of Auckland.

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You can read my previous posts on JFK Park here and here.

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