Hi all, it’s been a while since we last walked. Life and weather have interfered for the past couple of weeks but hopefully we’re back on track.
Before we get started I need to post a warning: “The last photo in this blog may be disturbing to some individuals. Viewer discretion advised!” More on that later but remember it’s only the “Last Photo”.
I left the house at 7:00 and it was still quite dark. By the time I got to Ebey Prairie there was a trace of pink on the horizon. I managed to get this interesting patch of pastel pink but that was about it for the sunrise.
Along the way I spotted this arbor that was really pretty. I think someone had a great time putting this together.
With Christmas exactly one month away it still bothers me that there are people decorating ahead of Thanksgiving. I guess if you’re a business you need to get a jump on things.
Front Street Grill
And now the “Last Photo”!
This has a kind of interesting story. When I was walking out to the Coupeville Wharf I spotted something different on top of one of the pilings. Upon closer inspection I could see that it was a dead seagull. But what made it even more mysterious were the nails around the piling with what appeared to be string going up and over the bird.
My first thought was that it had gotten tangled in some line but why the nails? No other piling had nails and string.
I asked my friend William at “Local Grown” espresso and Whidbey Island foods store because he’s like a living newspaper regarding all things Coupeville. He told me that an eagle had killed the seagull and ate it on top of the piling. He left the carcass there and flew away.
The lady that runs the gift shop on the wharf has a real problem with the seagulls on the dock because they poop a lot. She is always shooing them away with a broom but they always come back. Her thought was that if the dead seagull was left on top of the piling it would send a message to the other that this is not a great place to hang out.
Turns out the other birds may have gotten the message as William said that there were fewer seagulls hanging around on that dock.
You have to love small towns on small islands for the interesting things their residence do.
I leave you with that image as you get on with your day. With a short work week ahead, for all the working people, you may just have an opportunity get out and walk on your own. In the meantime thanks for walking with me!