|Venice beach at sunrise; Sun from the East|
|A shadowy unwashed figure|
|These things are everywhere. Did a container with band-aids fall in the water or are the mussels shedding?|
|about to break|
|Nothing else to do but walk onto the pier|
|early morning surfers seen from the pier|
At 7:40 I notice that one of the cleaning ladies has opened and not entirely closed the door to the hotel! After a quick continental breakfast from a food bar and a shower I head back to the beach.
I start walking along the water towards Santa Monica Pier, when I see this close to the water. Since I left my sandals at the hotel and run around bare-footed, I don't go closer tto investigate what it might be. A Tuna? A Sea lion? A big white shark? It's BIG.
|Strange! I've seen this bird before !|
|Baywatch ! Fortunately no sign of David Hasselhoff or Pamela Anderson|
|The sky suddenly darkens|
|Santa Monica Pier in the distance|
|Bird with a limp or a loon beak|
|DRUNK bird with a limp or very long beak !|
Then I feel like being transported into the famous scene of Apocalypse Now
Charlie don't surf
Then the setting changes again. One moment the beach is deserted; the next moment it is covered with leprechauns. Seems NBC Comcast sent all its employees to the beach for PR-effective cleaning walk.
30 seconds before the following picture, I was talking to the leprechaun to ask about the Band-Aid/shedding mussels mystery (shedding crustaceans were his explanation) when I noticed that a camera lens started staring at my face from the side at a distance of 40 cms.
I had one of the band-aids in my hand and told the lens (he kept filming right into my face) that I had never seen anything like it. That should say enough about the quality of American television programming ;-)
|Oh, wouldn't that be nice|