|picture from the WEB|
A yellow-billed Magpie. They are a smaller relative of the black-billed Magpie found in much of the Northwest. We have seen them before, but because I wanted to mention it in my blog post, I took the time to look him up in my Audubon Field Guide. I was surprised to see what a small range they have, and am now pleased to have seen and identified one. He sure was a pretty "crow".
We pulled into Pismo Beach Village RV park about 3:30 Monday. After getting settled in we walked across the grass between the rows of RVs and met CarolK and Dave, anytime RVers and fellow bloggers.
Travel, even if short and uneventful, can be a little tiring, so after a nice chat we returned to the Alfa for supper with a date to meet up Tuesday for dinner.
The ducks in my new header picture are a pair that seem to consider our site at the Pismo Coast Village home. They are quite tame, and quite fat!
On Tuesday, Craig and I went for a walk at the Oso Flaco NVRA.
That is a National Vehicle Recerational Area, or a place to play with your dune buggies. Fortunately it was a weekday and there were none about.
The walk started with this serene road through the trees.
Then onto a boardwalk across an inland waterway. There were a few ducks and pelicans about but not many people. Love midweek!
We walked a mile or so into the dunes where the ATVs come to play. Then we realized that the fenced area was too big to walk around, so we walked back.
We retraced our steps back to the boardwalk and chose the path to the beach.
The Pacific looked as good as ever...
In total we walked about five miles and felt quite good.
We came back to the RV park, I went for a swim, and later we went out for a fish fry with Carol and Dave. The food was really good and the company was great.
A wonderful day!
I'm adding the ducks' picture here, for when I change the header in the future. They sorta remind me of us! Just hanging out in an RV park mid-week.