Sailing Over To The Belmont Pier (Page Two)
Old Glory waves in the breeze
Mr. Pelican led us off the boat
He stopped and everyone was afraid of him
Did You Know? - Pelicans are a genus of large water birds comprising the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing.
They have predominantly pale plumage, the exceptions being the brown and Peruvian pelicans. The bills, pouches and bare facial skin of all species become brightly coloured before the breeding season.
The eight living pelican species have a patchy global distribution, ranging latitudinally from the tropics to the temperate zone, though they are absent from interior South America as well as from polar regions and the open ocean.
Fossil evidence of pelicans dates back at least 30 million years, to the remains of a beak very similar to that of modern species recovered from Oligocene strata in France.
"I am watching you"
"Keep your head low!"
"Ready for a swim???"
We are heading for the BBC (Belmont Brewing Company)
'Hey.. Did you say "Beer"?'
"What should I order??"
Paul provides adult supervision... Oh oh!
Sue is indeed in charge
The flowers were fantastic... We call then Snap Dragons....
In London they call they "Pop Corn"
One glass of beer split six ways
"I will order one-of-each!"
"What did I do?"
"Brian! Yoiu are going to explode!"
Sue studies the menu carfefully
We have to leave.... Darn!
Here we go!
Zooming along at 17 knots
The seagulls were all over the place
OK... They are kite sailors
Di you see the rainbow??
The inlet is dirtectly ahead
The birds welcome us!
SLOW DOWN.... 5 MPH Maximum
"We are very slow!"
We recognize this place....
The Long Beach Yacht Club
We be docked!
A beautiful sight
Goodbye dear friends