Lazy Friday and Pelicans……

Rolled out this morning after a mostly decent night…. not counting the one unpleasant episode of greasy chicken overload (unload as it were)…… Got caught up on the morning stuff and unbelievably was hungry enough that I wanted breakfast. I kinda thought I’d be able to go for a week or so before I needed to eat anything else….. I had a hankering for [weirdly] pancakes and my Queen whipped up a quick batch. We watched some more of NYPD Blues and watched a movie I was told I need to watch called The Boys of Company C. I was very under impressed with the movie. Before we resumed our marathon of NYPD Blues episodes – I had to stop and make some phone calls to get our [ridiculously expensive] health insurance renewed — jeez what a rip off~! I won’t get into it now or else I’ll never get calmed down enough to go to sleep later.

During the last couple of days, we have had a small group of Pelicans kind of move into our section of the beach. We apparently have also got small fish in the water as well, as these pelicans (sometimes up to 6 of them) spend the day soaring over top of us and then out over the water, only to dive head first after their meals. Most of these dives are happening from about 20′-25’… but I have seen some from well over 40′. It has become a game with us to see which ones actually get their meals, as they very distinctly stretch their bills skyward after the dive to swallow their meal if they were successful. I just wish the camera on my phone was ‘good enough’ to get better shots of them doing their thing. I took a couple of videos trying to capture it, but all will probably be too big to put on here – but I’ll try. These things fly directly over top of us sometimes – often dripping sea water as they do. You want to keep an eye on them when they come over as they also ‘take a dump’ while they’re flying. Trust me when I tell you – you don’t want to get hit with that load. I have seen them do it multiple times – and yowser —- these dudes unload~! You’d think they just finished a KFC meat feast or something. And of course…. with a diet of raw fish and sea water….. probably not something you’d want to be splattered with….. or even smell….. this could digress quickly – so I’ll stop here…… No turtle babies [yet]—–

Good night Ya’ll —– Thankx for stopping in~!

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I think I have shared this once before – but it was a favorite of my Dad’s and very appropriate for tonight’s blog:

Here is the story of the Pel-i-can.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He holds enough food in his beak,
for almost a week.
I don’t know how in the hell he can~~!

 

 

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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