Monkey Watch was one of the excursion options on our recent Panama Canal cruise. The tour left from the pier at Panama City, after we had transited the canal itself. Panama has a large harbor but it is not set up to accommodate cruise ships so we took one of the tenders to get to […]
Here are some additional photos from our Monkey Watch tour. All in all, our Monkey Watch adventure was a very enjoyable experience.
The Panama Canal was listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World in a BBC miniseries produced in 2003. A marvel of engineering, the story behind it is truly incredible. Almost everyone has heard of it, but few know much about it. We had the privilege of taking a cruise from Fort […]
Here are some additional photographs of the Panama Canal. That completes our Panama Canal transit. A truly amazing experience.
Follow us on Facebook! The life cycle of the Pacific sockeye salmon is a fascinating one. Although salmon are a salt water fish, they start life in fresh water. Every year in October thousands of salmon migrate back to the river of their origin to lay eggs. The eggs are fertilized by the males and stay […]
Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from our visit to the Mammoth Cave in Western Australia. The one above is looking at the sinkhole from near the exit. The first chamber we entered. This photo was taken with a flash. Compare it to the one without flash in the original blog post. Some […]
Follow us on Facebook! One of the highlights of the Margaret River Region about 300 kilometres south of Perth, Australia is a series of caves stretching from Dunsborough to Augusta. There are over a hundred of them and four have been developed as tourist attractions. These are the Ngilgi Cave near Yallingup, the Mammoth and Lake […]
Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the East End of Rottnest Island. Overlooking Pinky Beach from the Bathurst Lighthouse The Bathurst Lighthouse Sculptured shoreline near the Bathurst Lighthouse Some local residences on Rottnest Island. Some are available as rentals. No quokkas allowed! Perth seen from Rottnest Island, 19 kilometres away. Salmon Bay […]
Follow us on Facebook! Australia is a biologically distinct continent with many species of both plant and animal life that live nowhere else in the world. These include, of course, the kangaroo, the wallaby, the koala, the Tasmanian devil, the emu, and a wide variety of snakes and insects. Some of these flora and fauna are […]
Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the west end of Rottnest Island including the Cathedral Rocks and Cape Vlamingh. Janis and Sarah checking out the seals at Cathedral Rocks Seals at Cathedral Rocks A seal shows off A king’s skink Closer look at the king’s skink Fish Hook Bay Janis and I […]