Like most teenagers, Tessie was restless and disliked being limited to a lake. So, one day in 1914, she packed a bag and headed Northeast to the North Sea. Well, I don't have to tell you that the water in the North Sea is cold and Tessie was looking for something a little milder.
Tessie eventually made her way into the Atlantic Ocean, navigated through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean and wound up on the coast of California. She's really happy because she has the freedom to roam anywhere she wants and doesn't have to worry about notariety like her sybling, Nessie!
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, California 2012