Shoaler Voices

Star Map: The Pier

by Sunsue Fleming, Lifespan Religious Education
Star Island Aerial Darren Grebe Pier

Flying kites is one of my favorite things to do on Star. I have found the best place to fly a kite is the wind tunnel next to Oceanic by the cemetery. One day I was flying my kite when the string broke and the kite ended up in the ocean just left of the pier. I grabbed the string, ran over and started pulling my kite out of the water. Just as my kite came up it was immediately followed by a seal. Her head came up and our eyes met. She held this position for longer than I thought possible. We were only a few yards apart. Every now and then she would dive down and come back up to continue this silent conversation. It was definitely an enchanted moment.