Anyway, after breakfast, Jean and I did a short hike up on Sage Mountain--highest point in all of the British Virgin Islands. When I say the hike is short, I mean it was REALLY short... about a mile. Interestingly, for the vast majority of the hike, we were in tree cover, so we only had a good view at a couple of vantage points where little platforms were erected. It was fun, but a far cry from what we had a couple of months ago in Yosemite.
That might not sound like a big deal, but I get bored VERY easily at the beach, and after about 4 minutes, I was starting to pace. I did my time in the water, I did my time walking up and down the beach, I did my time walking around looking for a shop or store to buy a book/magazine/newspaper, and then I did about all I could do... I took about 600 photos of pelicans.
The pelicans were actually kind of cool. Large groups would circle around, break off into smaller groups, pairs, or just solo birds, they'd skim the water, go up, and then dive down. At the last second they'd "hit the brakes," and awkwardly splash down. Sometimes they'd come up with a fishy snack, sometimes not.
After taking pelican portraits, and other beach pics, for what seemed like days, everyone else was finally mobilized into action. We had dinner at a beach-side restaurant, Tony's and then made the drive back to our villa.
|Pelicans weren't the only birds on the beach...|