Monday, January 2, 2012
Holiday Wrap Up
A few final pieces of news before we put this holiday season to rest. New Years Eve came and went with little personal fanfare. A gin and tonic to bring in the new year and a lot of sitting around watching movies sums things up. Many of our neighbors were "living it up" and the personal fireworks shows were fun to watch, but the fishermen setting off sea lion bombs (a glorified M-80 used in the commercial fishing industry to scare away sea lions) were not appreciated. Having a steel hulled boat means each time one of these explosions happened it sounded like someone hit our hull with a hammer.
New Years Day we participated in the annual bird count, a local event that is part of the nation-wide Audubon Christmas Bird Count. We didn't really see anything out of the ordinary for our area, although there probably aren't too many count areas that report bald eagles and ravens in the hundreds. Heavy rain and 40-50 mph winds made bird identification challenging, but even with the weather like it was, it was nice to get outside for a bit.