Even when the waves back down there is a beauty that resides here and remains untouched by any ‘lack’ of conditions with regard to surfing…as in, the worst day surfing is better than the best day working. Today, the waves were small, but after the big south swell we just got it was a good time to rest the shoulders and hang some new hammocks. New guests arrived today from all corners of the U.S. and the afternoon presented a fine time for all of us…shoulder high waves that were a good warm up for tomorrow when 2.5 feet of swell at 17 seconds hits right around high tide. That translates into overhead surf here. It was a beautiful day made even better by the addition of “Peter”. We found him on the beach with a wounded wing and promptly brought him home to heal in safety. He’s currently perched on the edge of the pond where the fish are scared and, I’m afraid, he is hungry. We all hope he stays, but time will tell…Peter the Pelican is free to come and go as he chooses.