An Oceanside, California pelican furiously beaked an under-wing itch today, perched nonchalantly on the lengthy wooden pier off Wisconsin Avenue. At right, Hai coaxed local knowledge from an old salt who knew some off shore fishing hot spots. Hai was directed toward the warmed water of a coastal power plant about five miles south. He'll return soon with his Hobie, bait, tackle and a spirit of adventure.
Meanwhile, a warship cruised past the 50s-style two-story malt shop at the end of the pier, probably headed toward nearby Camp Pendleton where Marines and Navy Seals train.
|Ruby's malts are the best, according to a Wyndham representative working the pier. |
The hamburger joint is open daily, 2000 feet from the shoreline.