Last week I went to Chatham with one of my girlfriends for a one night get away. Chatham is one of the most beautiful towns on Cape Cod and we love to walk the beach looking for treasures, as well as do a little window shopping in the charming stores along Main Street. After a delicious breakfast at one of the local bed and breakfasts we headed to the beach. The tide was out and it was a beautiful day. It could have been warmer but we didn't care! We walked for what seemed to be a mile along the sand with our heads down against the wind looking for sea glass, shells, and driftwood. I found an amazing piece of driftwood I am going to use to display my sea glass jewelry at our street festival. We were reaching a point where we wouldn't be able to walk any further and we spotted a big black mound in the sand quite a distance from us. My friend and I continued to walk closer until we could see that the mound was in fact a baby seal!!! He was curled up in a ball at the top of a hill and a long distance from the water. We thought he was dead but when we got closer he lifted his head and turned to look at us with big beautiful eyes.
Normally, one of us has our cell phones with us, but of course we had left them charging in our room that day. My friend and I just turned and started jogging (mind you I am in the worst shape ever and we are in sand!) We ran until we found a woman with a phone and explained the situation. She said she would go check the seal and call for help if needed. A week later my friend was talking about our experience to a co-worker who happened to have been called to help rescue the seal!!!! What a small world...She also works at The National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay MA. She said the little seal had an infection but was doing better. They named him Cilantro. We might not have found any sea glass that day, but we helped to save a little seal's life and that is even better!!
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