Ahhhh, the Gulls of our Cape Cod winters…
My constant companions on shore walks, no matter what the weather might; sunshiny days full of promise or when the cold, raw winds blow.
But I don’t think it’s the whole picture.
To me they are fascinating creatures, the proverbial Cape Cod year round residents who face the winter beach.
During the quiet winter months, coming upon a small flock of gulls fishing along the shore when the water’s choppy is always a thrill for me.
But they don’t give up, they simply try again.
Until at last they snatch something tasty from the frigid water, be it a tasty clam, mussel or scallop.
Now they have to protect their prize, from all comers.
And soaring up, up, up into the air…
And if the shell doesn’t crack on the first attempt, they snatch it up once again, and awaaaay they go!!
Gulls never give up.
Not if the prize, that they prize, is worth what it takes to hold onto it…