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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Three Hour Tour

Pelican in mid-flight

Another way to see St. Augustine is from the water. The ride promised to be smoother than the trolleys, so we went. First, though, we decided to have lunch. Later on, someone else had lunch. Plus, more coquina! (Oh, and the tour really only took about an hour.)

Posted at 8:37 AM

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I've really been enjoying these trip reports, especially the photos. But I love the pelican. It's may favorite bird.

Wonderful photos. Thanks bunches.

Posted by Shelley at 7:36 PM, December 16, 2004 [Link]

Lone pelicans are dramatic and weird. In "V" formations, groups of them fly in synchronicity. The lead bird will flap his wings, then the 2 behind him will follow and so on. What you get is analogous to the "WAVE" from sports fans in the stands. It is awesome and poetic.

Posted by Mamacita at 8:48 PM, December 17, 2004 [Link]

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