Words of Wisdom
This is a rare photo of the Great Majestic Blue-Footed Booby. They are
often cantankerous creatures and very difficult to get close to. This one, however, became
friendly after it got into the camp beer supply.
The Blue-Footed Booby is highly opinionated. Every month it seems that it must climb to
the highest point around and crow its opinions at anyone who'll listen. We think it may be
some sort of mating ritual.
This Booby has apparently adopted us. We've tried to ditch it several times out in the
desert, but it keeps finding us and drinking all our beer. Eventually, we got tired of it
climbing on the roof every month to crow, so we taught it to use a computer. This column
is the culmination of those monthly crowings.
Conehead in Baja