Whenever we have a chance to be near the ocean I am drawn to seagulls. Apparently this one was drawn to me when we were in Virginia Beach recently. One morning I had the chance for a half hour solo trip down to the water. I took my camera with me - of course - specifically with the seagulls in mind. It was very quiet and I had the beach practically to myself, it was wonderful. I found a lounge chair from the hotel already waiting for me and decided to lie down for a spell and enjoy the sound of the surf in my ears. It was a little breezy but I also felt the warmth of the sun on my face which was exceedingly pleasant. I closed my eyes and was drifting off a little, and then you know how you can tell someone is watching you? You just sense it? I looked up and there he was.
We stared at each other for quite a while. He came to within a few feet and I am sure he was hoping for a little morsel of food which I did not have. I thought he would give up and fly away but no, he stayed with me for 15 more minutes. Each time I opened my eyes he was there staring right back. Relaxation and contentment was ours.