Pelicans Observing Me – Scary

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Pelicans Observing me

Originally uploaded by exrorro

I saw this photo on flickr. It is great I have never seen a pelican up so close; let alone two at such close quarters. I had a close encounter with a largely tame Pelican in Mykonos last year and now wish I had taken some up close and personal pics like this. They remind me of the alien birds in the old Warner Brothers cartoons from the 1950’s. Just great. I guess its just a matter of being in the right place at eh right time. Any way if you click on the photo it will take you to and the profile of the photographer.
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Auckland Harbour

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On a recent trip to New Zealand I had the good fortune to have a sail on Auckland harbour.  The place we were staying offered  a cruise on the harbour. We were taken out on a 34 foot sailing boat.  On our return into the harbour we were confronted with one of the old Americas cup yachts. These yachts are available as cruises on the the harbour. There can be up to 30 people on them , standing room only. You can see the crowds on the deck! However under spinnaker it did make a great sight and a perfect end to my first ever sailing experience.