We didn't have anything special in mind today, so Sparky said, "Let's go to the pier and see what's happening.." Four dollars--2.00 each-- is cheap entertainment to watch pelicans wait for the perfect opportunity to grab a fish, get grabbed by annoyed fishermen (we've seen that happen), snooze, or pose for the camera....Doesn't this one look like a turkey?
|"I resemble that remark!"|
"Do ya like this angle?"
"EXCU_U_U_S_E ME! I have something in my feathers. This will just take a minute. Don't go away."
"I'm here for the long haul. They will eventually feed me. Ask me how I know..."
"Don't get too close or we'll ruffle our feathers and charge ya! Like we did those last 3 crazy dames." They went after three young women that got a little too close. We heard them screaming and saw them run. The pelicans just took off the deck with their big wings spreading and the girls thought they were gonna attack. They didn't.....
It was a gray day with a few sprinkles. There were about as many pelicans hanging out at the pier as there were people. (Evidently! says E.) This couple was well prepared to spend the whole afternoon hoping to catch something.
A young family staying at a nearby hotel was crabbing at the pier. They had outfitted themselves with simple nets and bait. They heard raw chicken was good bait, but they weren't catching any crabs.
As we walked to the end of the pier and back out to the parking lot, we heard "CHEE-E-E-SE!" about three times. This young couple had their kids very well trained for photos...They just kept saying "CHEE-E-E-S-E" while Mom snapped away...They were really cute!
Well, Sparky and Eldo were not to be outdone.... "CHEE-E-E-S-E!"
And "CHEE-E-E-S-E" again!
We enjoyed ourselves at the pier today...We don't have to always be at a tourist attractions to enjoy ourselves, we like the simple things, too! See you later......