24 maart 2003
Yesterday I took a walk along the coast. I spent over an hour looking at the pelicans. Thereīs this rock just in front of the hostel. Pelicans, seagulls, seals. Just sitting there. It looks very "gezellig". A hundred meters away is another rock. Also full with birds, also "gezellig". Every now and then a pelican seems to think "oh well, letīs check out the other rock." And it spreads its mighty wings, takes off, makes a wide turn, and lands on the other rock. The rocks seem to have only one or two "aanvliegroutes", depending on the wind. Just like an airport.
Sometimes, just sometimes, a pelican thinks "Hmm, right now I wouldnīt object to one of those delicious fishy thingies". And it takes off, makes a wide turn, and glides just inches above the sea level. A majestic view. Or it stays at a certain height and then suddenly lets itself drop and with a big splash falls into the water ("Ik heb nog zo gezegd: geen bommetje!"). All this only takes a few minutes, after which the pelican returns to one of the rocks.
So, what did you do today? ;-)