This President’s Day weekend, a lone seal pup was spotted basking in the sun on the rocks at Fort Beach.  He became a regular visitor to this spot and so, on the Saturday before record cold temperatures were due to arrive, my family and I headed over to see if we could spot the newest resident of Marblehead.

Sure enough, the seal could be seen along the nearest rocks to the roadway.  He (or she) would perk up its head when cars passed but otherwise seemed quite content to lie there on this relatively warm perch.  I started off shooting closeups of the seal but then moved down a bit and lay flat on the ground to compose this scene with Marblehead Light in the distance.

For a weekend, Fort Beach was transformed into Seal Beach, Marblehead.  I had hoped the seal would stick around for the arctic air and sea smoke that developed the next morning but I wasn’t able to spot him again.