So, yesterday afternoon when I was walking along the Charleston Slough, looking for birds to photograph, I noticed a cloud patch on a pond. Now, it was a very clear day and I was surprised that there was a cloud in the sky blocking the sun when I noticed the "cloud" was moving - causing a lot of commotion among the gulls in one of the ponds. I aimed my camera at the gulls because I thought I could make some interesting pictures with sunlight and shadows - but then I noticed the shadow getting bigger and moving faster - like in the Tom and Jerry cartoons when a large object is falling from the sky! A little spooked, I looked into the sun to see a gigantic airship moving quietly. Wow! An airship! It was actually
a real rigid airship - a Zeppelin! I never realized they still flew these things and for once a man-made thing took priority over the birds in the pond and I aimed my camera at the Zeppelin and took a photograph. And I had no clue that this was a historic event - because this was the first Zeppelin flying in the US in 71 years!
More news on the flight here: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_10819919
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