The Pelican

Living in Florida, Marie and I see a lot of these birds. We thought you might enjoy this poem about them as much as we did.

A strange old bird is the pelican

His beak can hold more than his belican

He can hold in his beak

More than he can eat in a week

I don’t see how the hellican


George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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