I spent a little time at the puffin exhibit, trying to get a shot of one swimming underwater. The wall of the exhibit is glass, so you can see both above and under water. I’m not happy with any of the ones I got. The best picture I did get was the splash when a common murre dived underwater (below).
The rarest thing I saw at the aquarium, wasn’t fishy though. It was this guy shooting on film. Not only film, but medium format film, which was pretty rare even in the era of film. (The camera is a Mamiya C220.)
We were in Monterey at Thanksgiving, we went to the aquarium (we’re members) a few times.
One of my favorite places is the deep ocean tank. It’s a humongous tank, kept mainly in the dark. It holds the large deep ocean critters. In the photo above, they’ve turned on the bubble curtain, which helps new critters not to bang into the glass. It does obscure our view though.
Critters, like sharks, tuna, mahi mahi, and turtles.
Our favorite is the sunfish (mola), which looks like nothing on earth.
There’s also small shoaling fish in the tank. You can see how the shoaling behavior confuses the predators, so usually they don’t get eaten. Occasionally a small fish will separate from the shoal, and be vulnerable. Like the fish below.
We arrived in Manchester (England), and headed straight to the hotel. Sometime later we emerged and had a little look around.
There was a pride parade jamming up the town centre today, so the chippy had run out of fish ☹️.
Don’t forget, “Football” in the UK is otherwise known as “Soccer”.
We also came across this, the “Undamaged Postbox”. It was about the only thing surviving when the IRA set off a large truck bomb, which took out most of the city centre. It’s Victorian (see the “VR” monogram), and obviously very tough.
Retroblogging here, about things which we did, but I never did add to the blog. In this case, a trip to Mexico City, mainly for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. But we did have one day for general sightseeing.