What a gorgeous stretch of weather we have had for the
last week! We couldn't wait to get out today and stretch
our winter legs a bit. We started off with a delicious lunch
at Subway--I love their turkey subs on wheat with swiss
cheese, lettuce, tomato, olives and vinegar and oil.
We walked along Crescent Harbor that is nearest the
downtown area. It is so nice to be able to walk freely
without dodging hundreds of tourists! I have nothing
against tourists, it's just a nice break to walk around
town at a leisurely pace with lots of parking.
Here we are at the other stoplight in town (we only have 2)
looking at Eliason Harbor. We decided to walk the docks
here and see if there were any yachts still here. We only
found a couple and they were all covered up for the winter.
Can you see Mr. Long Legs in the picture? I have no idea
why he was sitting on this boat with people moving around
inside. He just kept an eye on us since we had our dog, but he
didn't move away. I think you can make the picture bigger
by clicking on it. Isn't he cool?
This was inside one of the huge fishing boats. Just look at
the hardware lined up! I think those were hooks to the right.
This fat Sea Lion was extremely interested in our little dog.
And not in a good way. These guys can be very nasty and a
man was bitten last winter on the rear end when he was
bending over on a dock by a seal lion coming out of the
water. They have a mouthful of teeth and and they are
HUGE. We were on a large boat a few years back and
saw a sea lion come up out of the water and eat a seagull,
feathers and all.
That's probably why they aren't called Sea Kittens.
Perfect for Valentine's Day!
I just like the sound of this one--say it with me... Hukilau.
..and fancy free...
How do they keep all this hardware & pole system straight?
The water was like glass. The sea lion was following
us underwater (shudder)
Along with the sunny days we are rewarded with
amazing sunsets. This is the eagle tree we see from
our living room. There are no eagles in it because
they fly up and roost on the mountain behind our
house at dusk. Like big chickens.
Big meat eating chickens.
From our front deck outside the kitchen. Oh Lord, you
are a Master painter. Thank you for the eye candy to
end our day.