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HELLO FORKERS!

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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?

Runner beans II = no beans !!

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:44

Did you have plenty of flowers?

If not they had too much nitrogen, leading to too many leaves.

Potash would induce more flowers. If flowers have not set, they could have been too dry. 

If the original plants were F1 hybrids, then they will not come true to type in the next generation, and that could be the problem.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:38

Video camera decided to break last night. I went to put a new tape in, it spit the old one out, then broke.

Photos to follow, wifi not strong enough to upload.

Today we dived on the remains of a sperm whale. The skull was 12ft long, the eye sockets 3ft across. The vertebrae would have made coffee tables, they reminded me of a stumpery. Very sad, but from its size it probably died of old age. It has been there three months, the flesh has completely gone and it is being colonised by marine organisms. It will form a new reef and life will go on.

The weather here has been good so far. I hope my polytunnel has not blown away. The aussie housesitter was shown where extra bricks are to hold it down.

Have a good day folks.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:24

Three dives today. Flat calm sea and 29C. Lots of interesting critters to see. Tomorrow I will take the camera in, now that ive remembered how to dive. Another diver forgot his swimming trunks. He just has his pants on under the wetsuit. I seem only to have forgotten a spanner, but i borrowed one, so tomorrow should see lots of underwater filming.

 

Plum Trees

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:12

If you're only planting one, make sure it is self fertile like victoria.

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