Posts Tagged ‘seagulls’
Friday, March 16th, 2012
I spent the day in Tampa today, first at the Florida Aquarium where they had a lot of fish (meh, fish are fish, really, unless bizarre and/or otherwise odd), but also some other, more fascinating (to me) sea creatures, as well as some mammals. Also an interesting exhibit on the history of the aquarium. I’d never consciously pondered when people started to keep fish in tanks, but now I know! Included in the Aquarium was a cruise of the harbor, so that was nice.
The afternoon I spent on Clearwater Beach, which was apparently once voted the US’s prettiest beach, but I personally must say that, while it is very nice, it isn’t the one I’d consider prettiest. It’s too uniform to be pretty, really. But still, very nice – and full of spring break activities, so observing those was interesting, too.
Tomorrow I keep heading south!
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
So I went to take a look at the dragonboat races, but the best photo I took was of a seagull. Go figure. Photographing dragonboats well is hard, though, because there are only a few places where you have an unobstructed view of the fjord (ships moored in all the other places), and those spots were, not surprisingly, packed with people. So no close-ups of labouring people and flying spray, but merely a scenic photo to give you an impression of what it was like. The event is still going on as I type, I can hear them from up here, but while the fjord is lovely, cold and (not very) deep, I have pages and pages to write before I sleep. (Sorry, Robert Frost. ) Also things to sell on ebay. Out of the house with you, things, out of the house. Leave now, and never come back.