Dad and I returned to the Baylands for a short walk this afternoon, specifically so I could photograph the pelicans. This time I remembered the camera and the pelicans were right where we left them. Unfortunately when I tried to shoot a message came on the screen, "batteries exhausted." I knew it was going to happen sooner or later and had even bought an 8 pack of new double A's. Do you think they were with me?? Of course not... so Dad and I will return again this week for a third try. We're going to try to remember to bring binoculars, too as there are lots of other birds, too. In spite of my mistake, we still had a very pleasant walk. The wrinkled golden hills across the bay were covered with a calm blue sky.