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Living in Venice

Walking on water

I never really liked spiders, but I met this fellow in the lagoon today, and a couple of his mates, and while I knew some small animals can walk on water, I’ve never seen anything like it before.

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Living in Venice

Lagoon turtle

There aren’t many reptile species in the lagoon of Venice. The lucertole are all over,there are snakes on some islands, and apparently one species of pond turtle, though I’ve never seen one of the those. Yesterday, however, I saw what looked like a different kind of turtle. We were paddling across the Canale delle Navi, […]

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General Silliness

Flightless heron

I met a grey heron the other day when I walked along the old fortifications near my home. Its not all that unusual, they’re getting quite common around here, even in the centre of town. Most often we see them wading in the low water under the brink or sitting in the top of small […]

Narwhal massacre in Greenland

The Danish press has reported on a narwhal massacre in Greenland recently, where 42 narwhals have been killed, for their tusks and a limited amount of flesh. The rest of the whale were left to rot on the shore. The remains of the whales were discovered by a boatful of tourists on August 17th. The […]

Spring at last

It seems spring is on its way around here. Flowers in the forest New leaves My beagle Jamil is taking a mud bath Look how beautiful he has become 🙂 Not everything is beautiful in the forest. Somebody is preparing for another year’s crop of organically grown couch potatoes 🙂 (all photos are taken with […]

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General Silliness

Busy Busy

It’ll be a busy day in Venice today. The day did, however, have a less auspicious start. As I was having breakfast at the camping at little thing dropped on the table just beside me. It was … … the severed head of a bee! There must have been some really nasty business going on […]

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General Silliness

Bird watching

I know most of the sea birds species in Copenhagen from my daily walks with the dog, but since I started paddling I have seen other species you don’t normally see in town. In the city we have Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, and several species of […]