Birding in a Tainted Paradise

The next stop in our Panama Canal cruise, after leaving Panama, was Puntarenas, Costa Rica. We had booked something called Tárcoles River: An Eco Adventure, one of eleven different excursions available at this port of call. It is promoted as Jungle Crocodile Safari, which is a bit of a misnomer. But they also promote it …

The Weaver Creek Salmon Run

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 …

Photo Gallery: Rottnest Island East End

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 …

Rottnest Island

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 …

Photo Gallery: Rottnest Island West End

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 …