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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 11:47

Still having a good time. yesterday we got a blue ringed octopus. deadly bite, but ots only 2 inch across. I will put a couple of photos on photo thread.

Sounds as if its been windy. I hope the housesitter put extra bricks around the polytunnel as instructed. His only email was to request the password for the virgin tv box.

I think I'd pay anything for a decent fillet steak at the mo. All the emergency chocolate has gone, I have fantasies about good english food. We will be home at the weekend, only five more dives left .

Have a good day everyone.

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Posted: 18/10/2014 at 13:35

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62282.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Greetings from North Sulawesi.

Picture size reduced as upload is slow.

3 flowering plants for ID, please.

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 13:19

1st one is a tender margeurite,possibly argyanthemum foeniculum.

Last one an osteospermum, possibly tresco purple.

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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 13:56

I bought some snakeshead fritillaries last year. The mice ate them all..

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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 13:01

Its not rained here since August. The jungle was hot and humid enough without mud underfoot. We did see the troop of black macaques, and some tarsiers, tiny with huge eyes. Back to diving today, and we found a rare ambon frogfish. Also a sea snake was swimming around ,but I gave it a wide berth. The roads here are dreadful, and very congested and very slow, so we cancelled a trip to the straits of lembeh. I couldnt face another five hours in a bus. Time for bed for me now. Have a good day, everyone.

 

Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:54

Ive got an ear infection too. Result of not drying ears properly after each dive. Antibiotics and ear drops seem to be working.

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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 04:17

Well I am fairly well  acquainted with german anatomy now. Front view, side viewand backside view.

Because video is stuffed, I feel strange diving with nothing in my hands so I have been equipped with a stainless steel stick to poke around with. It could come in useful. Cold steel, they dont like it up em, Mr Mannering.

I am clearing the reef as well as I can, removing plastic carriers and fishing line that could catch turtles. I come back from most dives with a pocketfull. No one else seems very bothered.

Today is day off from diving, we are going to a nature reserve to see macaque monkeys.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:20

As OH. said, all right on an all male boat, but there were several females around.

Good job we were all of a certain age, and had seen it all before.

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Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:06

A new group of germans joined our boat today. I got quite an eyeful when one dropped his shorts to go commando in his wet suit.

Is that where you keep your snorkel or are you just pleased to see me?

Ooh er mrs.

And then sex on the reef. Two cuttlefish,  female laying eggs, and the male standing guard. We found a baby, about an inch long, and baby frogfish, all very well disguised.

We have seen a lot of turtles, including some big ones about a hundred years old.

The only problem is the rubbish everywhere, even in a so called national marine park.

I have started fantasising about roast lamb dinners, I'm getting fed up of noodles.

Have a good afternoon folks.

wooden planter

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 14:24

And what country are you in?

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