The Pelican Spirit

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Petros the pelican has become  a part of the scene in Mykonos,  since 1958.

Some of the elder locals remember him a weak little bird in the arms of the fisherman who saved him and nursed him back to health. It was he who taught Petros to love the fishermen who fed him, and in turn the tourists who fed the fishermen… Over the years he learned to enjoy an evening stroll on the shore along with Irene, Nicholas, Omega, Demo, and Petro the younger, and to relish the annual summer winds, even if it meant ruffling their well-groomed coiffeur.