It’s a bird … it’s a plane … nope, it’s just seagulls.



Finally it was a tad warmer and less windy today.  I ditched the jacket and gloves, but kept the sweat suit and tee-shirt, and, like the Three Bears’ porridge, that outfit was just right.  I figured  Council Point Park might be soggy from our early morning rain, so I decided the destination for my Sunday stroll was the River’s Edge Marina in Ecorse.  I believe it was my first time there all Summer, and, after all these chillier days, and more to come next week, I’m sure boaters are thinking it is soon time to shrink wrap and put a bow on this boating season.

So, I had some stale bread and crumbled it up and set off.  I got to the railroad tracks, no trains in sight from either side …


… so I confidently crossed and found myself soon at the corner of Emmons Boulevard and Biddle Avenue.  I shaded my eyes and looked at the horizon and Detroit River, but there were no pleasure boats out and just a few seagulls gliding in a flawless blue sky.

detroit river

I headed to the marina and stood on the small footbridge, then tossed out my bread tidbits where they landed onto the surface of the water.  I then checked out the scenery.  No activity in the boating area … the boaters were all sleeping in this morning I guess.

The seagulls, however, were not sleeping in.  They had good eyesight, so within five minutes of my landing at the small cement bridge overlooking the marina, and my bread toss, they had honed in on those floating bread bits and swooped in for their breakfast.  Of course, twice as many gulls showed up as there were bread bits.  The gulls were soon gone, but, as I stood there watching a train going by in the scenic panorama, a flock of them circled around again, taking another pass, in the event I was more generous this time.  There was no bread left for them, but they didn’t know that, so they swooped and dive-bombed incessantly.

Finally they all scattered to the wind except for one hanger on …


I took a few pictures of the marina, then headed home.  The seagulls were still overhead patrolling the marina, and, I am sure that there was not this much activity in our fair skies with the Navy’s Blue Angels at the “Thunder Over Michigan” event this weekend, as was at the River’s Edge Marina.

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane … no, it is NOT Superman,  just the seagulls.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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2 Responses to It’s a bird … it’s a plane … nope, it’s just seagulls.

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………….that house on the river straight ahead on the corner of Biddle and Emmons is our favorite house……………………………..they had a garage sale once and we went to it………………’s beautiful………………………


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Wow, I’ve never been in that house Ann Marie but admire it every time I walk down to the marina. What a beautiful house from the outside and a great view.


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