Tuesday, May 01, 2007

a swim, a salad and a beer

After cleaning, washing, drying, folding, stowing, scrubbing, tossing, purging, packing and bagging up, I went to Jack's and took a swim. Then it was time for lunch, about 2 PM. How does a salad and beer on the upstairs terrazzo overlooking the pool and out to the sea sound? It doesn't get much better than that.

One of many amazing sights seen from our balconies has been the flights of brown pelicans, long strings of them heading south. We think they're going to Boca de Pasquales, the popular surfing beach down the coast. Fishing is probably better there! They pass right by Cuyutlán; perhaps we're fished out. Seeing these beautiful birds, in either a "V" formation or in single file, put me in mind of a funny, clever and delightful book, An Exaltation of Larks by James Lipton. So is it a covey of pelicans? A flock? A pod (no,that's whales)?

I'm going to post early today. Dominoes tonight and I am leaving the computer here. Hasta manaña and Happy May Day.


At 8:36 AM, Blogger Pica said...

Google says a pod, or a scoop, of pelicans.

But this might be white pelicans on the water, who gather in a semi-circle and scoop fish out of the net created by their bodies.

I'd like to see a good collective noun for a flight of pelicans, dancing along the surf, never quite touching the water but lifted above it...


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