On the drive from California to Washington, we passed through a pretty gnarly storm on the coast. While stopping to check out the wave action, we came across a large group of pelicans huddled together trying to weather out the storm. I've tried for years to get a close up photo of one of these great birds, but have never been successful. These birds keep their distance and seem to fly away if you look twice at them. Now I know that all I have to do was wait for a large storm to keep them grounded! Ha!