Friday, December 30, 2011

Pelican Sunset & Jeremy Kayaking Off Knights Key!!

Tonight was a beautiful sunset and we saw the GREEN FLASH once again. I missed it again with the Droid phone camera but got a few great pelican flying silhouettes. The shutter speed is so slow I can't shoot in rapid sucession. Maybe I should get a real camera if I am going to keep doing this blog.

At the last minute, I spied a kayak heading in from the 7 Mile Bridge area. Later learned it was Jeremy who was camping a few sites North of our campsite. Being a kayaker, I really like what this opportunity presented tonight. I will start with the pelican sunset. For you see Jeremy was coming in after sunset. Usually I would have already left the Tiki Beach or would not have been looking at the ocean. By chance, I later ran into Jeremy as he was loading his kayak. And you know how bashful I am!!

                     But first the sunset!!!!

One pelican at a distance to the left of the sun.

Two pelicans a lot closer!!

We have been here 30 days and I guess you can tell I like the sunsets with pelicans. Adding a fishing boat heading out to do some night fishing is a bonus. Note you can see the fishing rods and the fishermen!!

Nine, "9"!!!!!!!!!, pelicans a flying!!

Only two; but, I think these are special!!

I first saw the pelican coming toward me and then I spied the kayak.

What a special night!! Thanks Jeremy!!

Did I save the best shot for last??

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Part Two: A Slight Bend or Curve in the PATH!!!!

Later that day we drove West of Copper Harbor along the shore just to see what there was to see. We came around a curve and man was I ever surprised. I had to slow down, turn around and stop. What an unexpected treat was in store for us. I only wish Bill, Linda, Buddy and Sarah had been along with us.

This is what I saw as I rounded the curve....

The monastery was literally right on the road!!!! It was on the edge of a cliff overlooking Lake Superior and they had a flower garden like I had never seen before!!!! You be the judge!!!!

Notice the visitor!!

There is beauty even after the pedals of the blossom are gone!!