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Nature on Rockaway Beach

Bainbridge Island
July 4, 2010

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Here we had traveled up to Alaska to see some wildlife, but other than a couple of eagles in trees in Juneau and a few whales' tails near Glacier Bay, we had seen very little. Til we arrived on Rockaway Beach on Bainbridge Island, where just a few yards from Hillary's dad's living room window two bald eagles were feasting on the innards of a baby seal on the beach. (Apparently, we decided, the seal had misunderstood the details of the invitation to come to dinner on the Fourth.)