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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

10.1- Breakwater perch

A Brown Pelican surveys the Neuse River from its' perch at the end of the Oriental Harbor breakwater

I photographed this brown pelican (one of my favorite subjects) from about twenty feet away as I was sailing around the breakwater in the Bauer dinghy.

Usually birds perching on the breakwater fly away as I sail closer, but this one stayed put, keeping one eye on me and the other on the river.

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2 comments:

henry said...

Captain Ben..... Why are the harbor entrance markers reversed. RED left return???? Is it considered part of the ICW scheme?

HB

hmbjr@dejazzd.com

Capt. Ben said...

Not sure where you got the idea they are reversed - coming in to Oriental Harbor from the Neuse river / ICW, you will leave the red markers to starboard... and green markers to starboard on the way out - the usual set-up.