As ridiculous as it may sound, one of the major reasons I agreed to move to Florida was because of the prevalence of brown pelicans near the coast. Whenever I would feel discouraged about the possibility of the move, HB would remind me of the pelicans, and I'd get excited to be going to Florida again.
Compared to Florida, the BVI is a veritable brown pelican mecca. The area near my work is especially popular; something about the wave action brings the pelicans' food source up close to the beach, and I often spend the 15 minutes between my arrival and when my shift starts watching the pelicans fishing.
Today, I took the camera.