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!