Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Lone sunbather amid the kelp, Tijuana Estuary Reserve. Have you ever wanted to do something so bad that you were going to do it no matter what? Even if nature were to, say hypothetically, wash a huge, stinky, fly-ridden mess of kelp up on the very beach you were going to sunbathe on? Here is just one (and only one) determined individual. I wonder what he was thinking and why he still decided to stay instead of finding a nice clean beach just down the road. It was peaceful and empty I suppose, just you and the tiny flies that feed on the kelp and the little birds that eat them. Hmmmm...
Don't get me wrong, I love storms that bring up lots of kelp. They also bring up lots of little treasures for me to take pictures of like abalone shells, ,crabs, all sorts of clams and moon snails and even a lobster tail or two. There was even, sadly enough, a dead seal. She appeared to have recently given birth and must have gotten caught in the storm... It aptly demonstrates the power of nature to create bounty and to destroy it. Fascinating and sobering at the same time. Still, sunbathing in it? Nah, no way. To much stinky, fly-infested kelp.