|The shore off Point St George, where the Tolowa Indians once had a village|
|Inez trotting down to the beach|
The beach we chose for the walk, has islands off shore, where Aleutian Geese gather in the early spring, for geese type picnics and to make rude comments about those other birds - cormorants and murres, birds that never had a wildlife festival named after them. Where was I? Right! The beach walk was cooling and I always enjoy checking out the various types of seaweed & kelp, like this one below, that looks rather like a tropical palm.
|I looked up the name of this kelp: Palm Tree Kelp. DUH!|
|I enjoyed searching through the driftwood for unusual water smoothed branches|
After the beach, we visited the B Street Pier so I could get my annual fix of Black Oystercatchers, Whimbrel, and Black Turnstones, Common Loons to name a few of the inhabitants of house sized, barnacle coated rocks, just off shore.
|Belted Kingfisher resting up a bit|
|Meeting of the Peeps Club|
After our last shore side stop, we hit a local cafe for a way-late breakfast, then it was back to Inez's house. After a while I let Inez in my 'big secret'; today is my sixty-first birthday. Didn't plan this trip for my birthday, but happily the timing just worked out that way. Nicest birthday I've had in several years now, and it was great spending it with a good friend like Inez.