Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 151: Shark Sighting???

I'm making an exception to only blogging about Sacramento, as I absolutely have to share this story about an alleged shark sighting on the beach right near where my Mom lives and where Mr. E and I are currently spending the week:

Apparently, the fin in the picture belonged to a sunfish, not a shark, but Sunrise Beach (where we celebrated the baptism of my new nephew/godson on Sunday evening) was still evacuated for several hours this afternoon.  Mom and I had been on the beach this morning, but we missed all of the excitement as we departed around 12:45pm, and the big fish didn't appear 'til mid-afternoon.  Drat!

All of this comes in the wake of an actual great white shark sighting on Duxbury beach two days ago.  Duxbury is one of the towns next to Marshfield, so it certainly would have been possible for the beastie to swim from one section of the ocean to the other.  The Duxbury shark was confirmed as about 14-feet long with aerial photos:

Mr. E and I very much appreciated this message in the sand from a local beach-goer that was somehow captured and posted to Twitter (of course):

So we may have missed the earthquake in Napa, but we got sharks and pseudo-sharks here on the South Shore of Massachusetts!


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