The guys with the big bills were back yesterday as the offshore winds started subsiding a little bit. Still strong, the winds were apparently down to a pace that the pelicans didn't feel as threatened. They were enjoying soaring on the winds over the beach. Several of the pelicans were sitting on the poles in the bay behind us on Perdido Key, so I wander over for a few shots.
The clouds are still rolling across the beach and off to northwest to feed a dying Gustav. We are listening and watching the news trying to find out if it is safe to venture back to New Orleans and what the traffic will be like. Cells phones are hard to communicate by -- "All circuits are full at this time." Everybody must be checking in.