I got up at 5:20 Monday morning to drive my daughter to San Juan island to pick up a used two-person kayak. It was a long drive and we didn’t have time to do much but pick up the boat and turn around and come back, but I couldn’t imagine driving that far to that neat of place without taking my camera.
Sure enough, we’d barely gotten on to the ferry and I noticed several Pelagic Cormorants, in full breeding colors, standing on the ferry terminal,
and before long it became clear that they were building nests in the supports.
Unfortunately, it was so dark that I couldn’t manage to clear shot of cormorants flying back to their nests carrying fish. I had to be satisfied with the best shots I’ve ever gotten of this birds.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get nearly as good of shots of this Rhino Auklet, the first one I’ve ever seen, because it was so far away and dove as soon as the ferry got even close.
I couldn’t help, along with most the passengers with cameras, of this Australian yacht anchored in San Juan harbor. It’s nice to know that the economic downturn apparently hasn’t hit everyone.
Still, the owner I really envied was the one driving this small craft.
I’ve started seeing more and more of these boats lately and wondering if they might not be the perfect boat to meet my needs.