After coffee, I took a walk on the beach about 9:00am and waiting for me was the Eagle in the Australian Pine near the path to the beach. A lot was going on this morning.....many people were out fishing, shelling, and walking, even flying kites. A lot of birds were already flocking to the shoreline including this group of Willets.
On closer look I spotted a pair of Marbled Godwits I in the group.
These are some of the scenes that I saw this morning:
We had 5:00 reservations at The Mad Hatter for dinner....one of our all time favorite restaurants. Al ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio to begin our special dinner. We began by sharing an appetizer Blue Crab Cake - panko crusted jumbo lump crab cake crowned with tropical fruit salsa and yucca chip finished with mango cream beurre blanc. Then we shared a Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Frisee, and Walnut Vinaigrette. Both the appetizer and salad were very delicious. Al ordered Dayboat Scallops-pan seared and encrusted with Panko Crumbs and Black Truffle finished with a caramelized shallot beurre blanc served with Garlic Mashed Yukon Potatoes and Asparagus. I ordered a new entree just added to the menu- pan seared Striped Bass with Tomato Jam served with Spinach Risotto and Asparagus. Great entrees! Since this was such a special meal we just had to have dessert to finish. We indulged with Classic Crème Brule-vanilla bean enhanced espresso baked custard with a caramelized raw cane sugar crust served with creme anglaise, melba sauce fresh whipped cream & berries topped with a spun sugar design.
The sun set as we finished our dinner but it was cloudy so not as beautiful as the one shown here:
Sunset at The Mad Hatter