It seems Llamas are land mammals after all

Posted on Tue 21 September 2010 by alex in general

After my second abortive attempt at my open ocean dive I've come to the conclusion that I must be a land mammal after all. Despite the improvement on my last lagoon dive I have yet to convince the reptilian part of my brain that submerging oneself into the open ocean with only a bunch of valves between you and certain death is less risky than a number of other activities I regularly partake in. I still have snorkeling though and yesterday Fliss and I explored the reef side of the island and found a lot of interesting wildlife in the shallows. We hope to do a more organised excursion tomorrow.

The weather has been less than brilliant the last few days. I can still walk around in trunks and a T-shirt and to be fair I actually enjoy the cooler temperatures. However the lack of sun and the sudden torrential rain cloud bursts have meant we have spent a fair amount of time indoors. We have yet to resort to playing I-spy though so we haven't reached the boredom threshold just yet ;-)

I have been watching with a slightly detached amusement the hullabaloo around the Pope's visit and the selection of some of the more special Tea Party wing-nuts. I would usually compose long posts on the subject for debate but I just can't psyche myself up for it. Perhaps comments will be forth coming when I revert to normal service in a few weeks time.

Current Reading: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow