Walkabout, Day 26 — April 1, 2018 — Easter Sunday


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Easter Sunday and April Fools Day on the same day. So, if the Easter Bunny stayed home, would that be an April Fool’s joke? Maybe, if there was an Easter Bunny. Anyway, we got up early, had coffee and read till around 10:00, when Vesta and I took Thor walkabout.

We’re at my brother John’s for Easter and Thor, he’s a dog, likes to go walkabout and since we have to, he’s a good match up for me and Vesta.

John lives just a bit off the beaten path in Apple Valley. So this is what the roads look like where he lives. However, you can find pavement in less then a minute by car, nine or ten by foot.


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I’m guessing this guy works for Kubota.


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I can’t help but wonder what happened to the other shoe.


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And here is Thor, who is always ready to go walking with us.


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Cactus comes in colors. Who knew?


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Happy girl. Happy dog. Must be the desert air.


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Yup, it’s the desert air.


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Those eyes.


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If this washed up on the beach, it’d be driftwood. I don’t know what you call this in the desert. Desert wood?


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Me and Thor, off in the distance.


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This guy has an old horse drawn wagon in his front yard. Did he buy it or did his ancestors come out west in it?


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We took two walks this Easter Sunday. One before we stuffed ourselves. We did about two miles and it made us hungry. And after we stuffed ourselves we went out again to walk off all the food we ate. Hey, it was Easter, you gotta eat. It’s like a rule.

The lighting was oh so much better in the evening, but it was chilly out. It’s the desert after all, hot days, cold nights.


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Sunset on Great White Wonder


For my closing photo today, I wanted to go to the sea and back in time too. This is a sunset photograph of Great White Wonder, anchored off the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club, which is about fifteen minutes from Port of Spain by car.

Those three islands in the background are part of the Five Islands group. We used to anchor out there a whole lot. Oftentimes, staying a week or more. Just us, the pelicans and the Corbeau birds, which are really vultures.

At dusk, the Corbeau birds would come in from Trinidad and the Pelicans would come from the other direction, so I’m guessing Venezuela, and they’d circle overhead till dark. Then they’d settle in the trees, with the Corbeau birds taking the inside of the branches, because the pelicans needed the outside, so they could swoop down and catch fish.

These guys, the pelicans and the Corbeau birds got a long very well together. It’s kind of amazing when you think about it, vultures and pelicans sleeping together in those trees.


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