Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blizzard in Tunisia

Joshua, in front of the Amen Bank in Sousse, Tunisia
This fog rolled in like a blizzard. We were laying on our backs, watching the Leonids meteor shower. Joshua saw a couple meteors. I saw a few.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mosque at Ramadan Sunset

Sue and I saw this beautiful sunset this evening. We were there specifically to take photos when the mosque announced that people could break their daily fast. We're told a cannon fires to announce the moment to eat. In this case it seemed to be one of those loud, bright, flashing fireworks rockets. I had my video recording on the minaret, but the explosion and flash was too far to the right.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Acqua Palace Sousse

This is a view of the lazy river that circles around the kiddie pool and the wave pool from the kiddie pool.

The kiddie pool with mini water slides

Joshua with the big water slides

This is the Google map of the Acqua Palace. It has reasonable prices for food and drinks. The price for a day pass is about $10 for children and $14 for adults.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Turtles and snake

Look at the neck on that turtle!

Brown snake-Photo credit: FloridaSnakes.netThis looks like the snake we saw today. It was about 36 inches long.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Baby Sharks in market

-Found these two sharks at the Hamman-Sousse fish market today.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Saw a jellyfish

Aequorea Victoria jellyfish off the coast of California. See full resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 450 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Joshua and I were snorkeling north of Sousse this evening. We happened across a small jelly fish that resembled an Aequorea Victoria. Joshua did a quick u-turn for the beach. We were about 50 yards from the shore.

I didn't want anything to happen to him, off alone. What if he saw another jelly fish on his way back without me? So I quickly grabbed his arm with one hand. I studied the transparent jellyfish, less than 3 inches in diameter, with black specks around its bell perimeter. Joshua will say it was much larger! I couldn't see any long tentacles.

Josh enjoyed looking at our jellyfish for a very short time. It started to swim toward our faces. :-0 Joshua shouted through his snorkel tube, "I'm getting out of here!" As I held him tight, I raised my right hand and pushed enough water toward the jellyfish to change its direction. Then it propelled itself gently out to sea, a beautiful sight to see! Wish we had a camera with us.

Some extremely important rules of SCUBA diving or snorkeling we learned in Dakar, Senegal:
  • Always dive with a buddy! Never, ever, dive alone! Keep an eye on your buddy. Make sure everything is OK. When something happens to you, your buddy could be the difference between your life and death.
  • Relax! Being relaxed in water is vital in an emergency. When something happens, follow these steps: stop, breathe, think and act. Never panic and immediately flee or surface. You can make a minor situation fatal.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Joshua and Sandy

Joshua and Sandy at the Kantaoui Golf Course

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Electrician at our house

He was a hard working fellow. I ended up spending 5 1/2 hours with him, as he fixed various problems.

Wonder what an inspector in USA would think about this mess.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sousse Sunset

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