Key West has a butterfly museum. I expected lots of dead butterflies mounted on panels - for me pretty boring stuff. Was I surprised to find live butterflies! The museum is built like an aviary. A walkway takes you through lots of growth that is of course the natural habitat for the butterflies. And they are alive and flying all over the place. There is also a small population of birds, fish, and turtles. Quite an amazing place. When you consider that the life span of a grown butterfly is only about 2 to 3 weeks it is even more amazing. People apparently harvest butterflies in the cacoon stage and then they emerge at the museum. Pretty cool.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
You know the shots of the people dancing happily while surrounded by chirping birds, butterflies, and happy forest animals? You know, like meetings of Obama's cabinet. Or is it the Nancy and Harry show? (OK, those were cheap shots, however I feel much better.)
at February 14, 2010
Can send.email but not receive. Sat phone terrible. Between IO and Pacific sats. Every once in a while enough connectivity to send. Waiting ...
PRECISE NAVIGATION! The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from ...
Proving it is not easy to get internet and phone service that keeps working in Indonesia. Fair winds and following seas :)
There has always been a great interest in knowing how much to budget for the cruising life. The answer is always "it depends." I t...