“Wow, look at that,” Suzy whispered.
The Eagle watched with hooded eyes.
“He’s huge,” Bob agreed, bobbling slightly on his board.
“Don’t fall. You’ll scare him.”
“Nothing would scare him.” How could anything scare an eagle?
Suzy allowed herself to drift. She’d never been so close to a wild bird before, especially an eagle. Something about it made her feel a little wild and fierce inside.
They eventually paddled away from the bird, continuing their journey around the bay, both agreeing this was the best part of the trip.