Saturday, July 20, 2013

Another day on the water

You wouldn't believe the weather we are having at the moment its like the Greek islands, today I spent fishing with my friend Ron on his wee boat away offshore, caught about 20 pollack a gurnard a wrasse and some mackerel. The temps have been hovering around 30 degrees C in the shade, when i got home we took the dogs for a swim again in the sea which is a great temp at the moment especially if you go at high tide on a sandy beach.

The beaches are busy with swimmers and we saw a minke whale the other day when we were sailing
and there are heaps of dolphins around. Angie was scared a seal, at the place we were swimming at would attack the dogs sometimes I wonder about her, one time we picked up this cuttlefish cuttlebone, which is porous and is made of aragonite. This provides it with buoyancy, which it regulates by changing the gas-to-liquid ratio in the chambered cuttlebone via the ventral siphuncle. Each species' cuttlebone has a distinct shape, size, and pattern of ridges or texture. tough material given to parakeets and other caged birds as a source of dietary calcium. Anyway she said "ohh thats the thing parrots use for their teeth" hmmm parrots have a beak Angie.

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