Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Under the sea...

Snorkel head...


Snorkeling is not something I thought one could be bad at but it turns out that you do need some sort of talent for breathing to allow you to survive under the water. I blame my Yoga, they tell you breath in through the nose and out through the nose...snorkeling requires breathing in the through the mouth and holding it til you feel like you might die then surface and breathe out through the mouth. It took me almost all day to master this...not only was my breathing a problem but I seemed to have great ability to steam up my mask...Snorkeling 1, VM 0.
All that being said the land of Nemo was indeed pretty amazing and with my budget HK$40 underwater camera I was able to snap a few pics...

Location: Coron, Palawan, Philippines


Humanfish

Angel fish

These electric blue guys were among my faves...sadly the camera broke before I could take a pic of the stripey 'zebra' fish

Monday, July 11, 2011

Men at work...

 It would appear that contruction is one of Hong Kong's favourite things to do. You can't walk through many a district without hearing the pounding noise of a jack hammer or seeing men in hi-vis.


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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lollipop, lollipop...




I had all but forgotten about the Lollipop Lady until I saw these fine ladies helping children cross the street safely the other day. It made me feel quite nostalgic and wonder what Mrs Walker (my childhood road crossing lady) was up to now...