This place has a very predictable schedule of bugs and nuisances.
The squirrels come early in the morning in search of any morsel you may have left out, dropped, or inadvertently made accessible the night before and reek havoc on your site. They knock things over, poop on your tables and chairs, dig in your garbage and make their loud crashes, chatters, and bangs known in the wee hours of the morning. It's impossible to ignore them. Or sleep through them.
When you first get up and the dew is still fresh, the gnats are everywhere. Large clouds of gnats hang in the air, tempting you to walk through them only to come out the other side with a parting gift in your eyes, teeth, and hair.
The chipmunks come and steal what they can but they're so darn cute, you can't help but want them to visit.
Throughout the day it’s the seagulls. They’re everywhere! They come in (too closely, for my taste!) and steal anything they can get their grubby beaks on. They’re LOUD, too. I’m always chasing them away at nap time so they don’t wake Alex up. Their territorial squawking is aggravating at best. They’re pretty ballsy, too. Not much scares them and they’ll walk right up under your nose to get at something.
As dusk settles, the gnats make their appearance again. Millions of them, everywhere. Don’t breathe too deeply or you’ll be sorry. They show up in all my pictures looking like fireflies. They're insane to see.