This was on a weekday before the holidays, so not all that many people around, and the pelicans hang out closer to the paths - these guys were just a couple of meters away in La Jolla. In Oceanside, they seem to be even more tame.
This was before Mark and Vera showed up with their rental car, so the bike was my normal means of transport.....
They had a rental car the whole time, so I got to do things that are normally off limits for bikers. The rental car is about getting somewhere, and then being able to do a stroll or longer hike without worrying about the bike being safe. For instance, the photo here is on the pier in Oceanside - bikes not allowed. Same with the San Diego Zoo. Other places are just too far to bike, like Ansa Borrego State Park.
Photos belong to Jaro Franta.