I go out of my way to avoid any kind of interaction with sea lions when they are present. Most of the other creatures that I encounter, I just watch and leave them unmolested. Well, that's not quite true. I have occasionally pointed my bow directly at a sea gull, or duck, just to see how close I could get before they moved. I've had a few that just sat there and almost got run over. I have to wonder what their thought process is. I like to think they are stunned by the striking beauty of such sleek noiseless craft approaching.