Fort Bragg, CA 2001

Since Paul is an avid birder, we took long walks on the beach front road, just a few steps from our room, to observe mallards in an algae-covered pond, several varieties of gulls, immature White Crowned and Savannah sparrows, plus Stilts, sandpipers, Sanderlings and a few Avocets stalking on the sand and rocks.  Almost every hour a squadron of brown pelicans flew by skimming the ocean.

When it rained, I could still see the edge of the ocean on the horizon.  I can understand why early sailors thought that the world is flat and were afraid they would said off the edge of the world.  I think that there are still “flat landers” – people who believe that the earth isn’t round!

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