|Fellow boaters. Really, really classic boaters. The only other boat we saw on the lake all afternoon.|
The city of Albert Lea is wedged between Fountain Lake and Albert Lea Lake. We live on the outer reaches of Fountain Lake, which is more or less an urban puddle. On the other hand Albert Lea Lake is a fairly big piece of rural water - between 2,500 and 3,000 acres. Yesterday we were out with friends on a large pontoon on A.L. (equipped with a smoldering charcoal grille - pork loin, potatoes, corn on the cob, etc - and a large cooler of assorted craft beer).
There were some Eagles soaring overhead and miscellaneous waterfowl, but mostly smart talk with friends, and White Pelicans! There are a lot of first year Pelicans on A.L. Pelicans in the water; Pelicans in the air. Hundreds? Thousands? Probably several hundred, but jeez, way too many to count. Way too many to photograph without a wider angle lens than I have.