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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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kuriat Islands, Tunisia

They are about 18 kilometers off the coast of Monastir, Tunisia.

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This is our pirate ship. I'm holding the camera about one inch above the surface of the water.

I'm in the water, behind our pirate ship.

Joshua is climbing down into the water. He was glad we didn't see any jelly fish in the water. We saw three large red jelly fish on the way there.

Something growing on a steel pole off the coast of Kuriat Island, Tunisia. I assume it is coral.

My favorite fish today. The stuff falling around him is some left over broiled fish from lunch. The workers assured me it was a waste of time to put cooked fish in the water, but it drew over 50 fish to me in minutes.

This is the clearest fish photo I took today.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Camel Ride in Douz Tunisia

Mike on his camel

Mike and Sue after our camel ride

Mike, Sue and Joshua

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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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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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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sea cucumber Holothuroidea

A sea cucumber feeding while on gravel
Joshua found one of these today on the beach. He felt sorry for it there where the people were walking. So he carried it over by some rocks and threw it in the sea.

I wasn't too sure about touching it with my bare hands, so I picked it up with some plastic to put it in a plastic cup for Josh.

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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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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Name that car!

What kind of car is this?

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Kantaoui Golf Course

Mike and Sandy walking the Panoramic Course

We're at the tee for the green on the other end of the lake. The Mediterranean Sea is the darker blue that merges with the blue sky in the back ground, beyond the white buildings.

Joshua at the practice green

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Tunisian Chocolate Cakes

Tunisian Chocolate Cakes (French style)

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Sousse, Tunisia port

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Luke Skywalker's house Matmata, Tunisia

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tunisian Camel ride

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Camel ride clothes

Mike, Sue, Joshua camel ride clothes
Mike, Sue, Joshua camel ride clothes in Douz, Tunisia

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