Although pelicans waddle ungracefully on dry land, they soar effortlessly when they spread their wings and fly.  Not only are they are excellent aviators, they are experts at fishing as well.  Pelicans have a netlike pouch in which they catch fish.  Although it's convenient to have a pouch, it also presents problems because a pouch full of fish attracts seagulls.

Seagulls are noisy, pesky, and relentless scavengers.  These raucous birds make themselves a royal pain in the back when they find a pelican with a pouch full of fish.  The gull lands on the pelican's back and starts yelling.  I don't know the precise translation of his shrill voice, but it sounds something like, "Mine, mine, mine," and that's exactly the way the gull acts.  He behaves as if the contents of the pelican's pouch belongs to him.

The gull is as smart as he is irritating.  He knows that when he is on the pelican's back, there is nothing the pelican can do to him without losing the fish out of his pouch, which is what the gull wants to happen.  He's looking for a few morsels of fresh fish to fall out of the pelican's beak into the ocean where he can scavenge them.  So the gull does a tap dance on the pelicans back waiting for the big payoff.  The unwanted visitor will leave as soon as his extortion scheme succeeds..

The pelican does his best to ignore the seagull screaming in his ears, and at the same time, he keeps his pouch submerged where it is out of reach of the unpleasant visitor on his back.  As long as the pouch is underwater, the fish are inaccessible to the gull.

The pelican finally pops his head out of the water, and that's the opportunity the gull needs.  Fish tails are sticking out of the pelican's mouth, and the gull quickly grabs a piece of fish making all of the waiting worthwhile.

The gull grabs his tidbits and takes off leaving the pelican to swallow his fish in peace.

After the gull takes flight, the pelican chills out enjoying a gull free existence.  I don't know what the pelican is thinking after the gull leaves, but I know what I would be saying if I got a gull off my back.  "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I'm free at last."

Log 1 Peter Pan Around the World
Log 2 Weapons of Mackerel Destruction
Log 3 Pirates of the Malacca Straits
Log 4 Kissing Cobras
Log 5 Debriosaurus Rex
Log 6 Go Ahead - Live Your Dreams

Log 7 The Man Who Built His House on a Rock
Log 8 Ambivalent Eagles
Log 9 One-Shovel Full at a Time
Log 10 Hitchhiker's Guide to Planet Earth

Log 11 Keeshond

Log 12 The Red Sea Blues

Log 13 Feel the Freedom

Log 14 The Danger Zone

Log 15 Lucky Man
Log 16 Dream Machines - Land Rover Defenders

Log 17 Trade Wind Dreams
Log 18 Logs With Fins
Log 19 Everywhere, Everything
Log 20 Shark Slayer Is History

Log 21 Viking Funeral - Burial at Sea
Log 22 Improbable and Impossible

Log 23 Keep on Trucking
Log 24 Dream Machines II
Log 25 Bodysurfing Whales
Log 26 Hitting the Wall
Log 27 Surviving the Savage Seas

Log 28 The Next Step
Log 29 Welcome to Barbados
Log 30 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
Log 31 The Man with the Unplan
Log 32 Dali Dolphins
Log 33 Flying Like a Turtle
Log 34 The Foolish Man Built His House on a Pitch Lake
Log 35 Go West Young Man
Log 36 Crossing the Atlantic in a Row Boat
Log 37 The Unsinkable HMS Diamond Rock
Log 38 Catamaran Capsize in 170 mph Winds
Log 39 When Are You Coming Home?

Log 40 Master and Commander of Anegada - Frigate Birds
Log 41 Baths of Virgin Gorda - Batholiths of Central Arabia

Log 42 Free at Last
Log 43 Stalking the Wild Manatee

Log 44 Spreaderman
Log 45 Attack of the Flesh Eating Bees
Log 46 Sharks and Coconuts
Log 47 Stingray Picnic
Log 48 Boo Boo Hill
Log 49 Whale Slayers
Log 50 Noddies (Not Naughty)


Log 51 Exumas Land and Sea Park
Log 52 David and Goliath
Log 53 Turquoise Clouds of Paradise

Log 54 Momma Nightjar
Log 55 Maximillian The Great
Log 56 Chiton Kingdom
Log 57 Flying and Holding On
Log 58 Far Horizons
Log 59 Clouds Are a Sailor's Friend
Log 60 Getting Connected
Log 61 Fear
Log 62 Grand Schemes and Other Important Things
Log 63 If Jellyfish Had a Brain
Log 64 Cousins That Don't Kiss
Log 65 Swimming With Sharks
Log 66 Perfect the Way You Are
Log 67 Space Travelers
Log 68 Aliens
Log 69 Monsters of the Mind
Log 70 My Butterfly Collection
Log 71 Somewhere Other Than Here Societies
Log 72 Five-Hundred Pound Spiders
Log 73 Red Sea Sunsets
Log 74 Gibraltar Sunrise
Log 75 Big Sea - Small Ship
Log 76 Just Cruising
Log 77 Castle Mania
Log 78 You Must Know the Sea
Log 79 Flying Like a Goat
Log 80 The Joy of Photography
Log 81 Universal Camouflage
Log 82 My Rainbow Collection
Log 83 Indian Ocean Reward
Log 84 Fiber W
Log 85 Turkish Reflections
Log 86 Mirrors and Mirages
Log 87 Lycean Tombs Rock
Log 88 Rigging Emergency
Log 89 Pamukkale
Log 90 Volcano Land
Log 91 Sniffing the Air
Log 92 Why I Don't Kite Surf
Log 93 Resurrecting Exit Only in Turkey
Log 94 Greased Pole Competition
Log 95 Tsunami Damage
Log 96 Afraid of Living
Log 97 Living on the Edge
Log 98 Borneo Adventure
Log 99 Uligamu Tree Tender with Full Benefits
Log 100 God's Fireworks Display

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