So . . . when I encountered this cutie pie on the beach and he seemed to want to make some small talk with me, I was stunned. So I did my thing. I tuned into the "communicate with the critter" channel, and we did indeed have a very pleasant visit, including a little head massage.
My heart opened so wide to this little fellow. His lack of fear and giving me trust, just like it always does, deeply moved me. After a while, I gave him his space, and he went for a swim in the surf while casting one of his eyes on a stalk back in my direction as if to say "see ya." Made my day is what he did. Made my day.