While the rest of my party continued to chat and digest the
luscious buffet brunch (including chocolate fountain!) at Shanghai Red’s
Marina Del Rey restaurant, I slipped away for some quick sketching. Along with
gulls, a number of more unusual birds hung out at this marina, including lots
of pelicans and some smaller, white, long-legged birds that resemble
Later I discovered that Monica had also slipped away from
the brunch to photograph the marina (and me sketching).