Sunday, 7 August 2011

early morning, pacific time

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Early Sunday morning and I'm pretty much alone on the beach. An occasional jogger passes in the opposite direction but the main company is the wide variety of seabirds.

Pelicans glide over the surface of the waves and small groups of some kind of dipper bird run back and forth along the shoreline.

I idly wonder if they have learned to predict when the big waves appear (is it every seven or ten or something?) Then I notice the gulls scrambling and flying back from the water's edge.

With all their time by the sea they are as clueless as me about when a big wave will appear on this incoming tide.
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I also know that in a couple of hours this scene will be broken as more people awaken and the 300 day year sun appears to melt the mist from this scene.

Meantime I will get my feet wet in the Pacific.
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5 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

It's not often you get to be alone on a beach in sometime. Hope you're having a fantastic time over there, it certainly seems like you are! :)

Imaginography said...

I love the misty palm trees photo :) It must have been nice to have the beach to yourself and the birds.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOVE that first shot...So mysterious and lovely, all at the same time...!

Pat said...

I love a sea fret. I'm so jealous that you saw my dear friend Naomi. Some people have all the luck!

rashbre said...

Nikki-ann - Indeed splendid to be alone on the beach. There seems to be enough of it to go around in Southern California.

Bobkat - My pictures from this trip are SOOC too - Straight Out Of Camera - at least until I get back to some editing software.

OldOldLady Of The Hills - We have to keep some mystery (!?) I notice I have a similar shot in sunshine. I will have to put the two together.

Pat - I'll write a proper blog post about meeting the fabulous Naomi when I'm back in Blighty.