Sunday, January 16, 2011


These seagulls, visible from the public landing at the Seabreeze over on the island, were admiring the sun's descent from the sky Thursday evening.

I wanted to rush over and put a warm towel around the one above, because it was way too cold to be knee-deep in the water.

Not that seagulls have knees.

(Except a quick Google search says they do;  they're just up so high you can't see them.  Strange, the things I learn doing this blog.)

Take Two:

Not that seagulls care about how cold the water is.

Speaking of birds in cold water, I can't wait to tell you the story about Gustav's great escape on Saturday and how Chesapeake Bay Woman went from sipping coffee in her nice, warm living room to splashing around in the frigid waters of Queens Creek, all to save one ridiculous goose.  Tune in tomorrow for the next edition of The Misadventures of Chesapeake Bay Woman And Reason #659 to Feel Animosity Towards Gustave the Killer Goose.

Have a great Sunday.  Stay warm and dry.  If you're Annie in Australia, that dry part is particularly important.


Kay L. Davies said...

You risked life and limb - your OWN life and limb - to rescue that goose. THAT goose?
Methinks your bark is much worse than your bite.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

deborah said...

You are my hero! I love all animals, but am fearful of a goose's beak:) I'm sure your mum is happy you rescued Gustav!

Sea Gulls have knobby little knees, and what was that gull doing out in the water? brrr!!

Deltaville Jamie said...

I sometimes eat my lunch in the parking lot near McDonald's where all the gulls hang out so I can pretend I'm in Deltaville. Not sure why I shared that but there ya go. I'm curious why exactly you felt the need to rush into cold water to save an animal that can swim and has the ability to maintain it's warmth in cold water. Unlike CBW. Looking forward to that story

Rocket Man said...

When I was a civilian department head working for the Navy at the NAVPHIBASE Little Creek in Norfolk my active duty people used to describe sea gulls as GU-11 All Weather Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.