Thursday, July 28, 2011

Squip and Service Advisory

Sorry my posting has been sporadic. I hurt my hand and spending too long on the computer makes it worse, so I have been trying to limit my typing time. Hopefully things shall return to normal next week.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Conical Mollusc

They use their powerful tentacles to pry open laptops.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Snat on a Log on a Beach

I took this photo because I wanted to -- ha ha -- snat-a-log this event! Ha! Oh, my.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Cyclops and Hibiscus

We are amused to discover that one of the very common floral inhabitants of the DR is possessed of a feep-like snoot.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Snat has dinner on the beach

The snat seemed a bit grumpy this trip. I guess the cat part of it wasn't really thrilled with all the water, but I figured the snail part would dig the moisture. Then I realized it was salt water we were talking about. Ooops.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Cyclops and Petrified Coral

Either stones made of petrified coral wind up in a lot of masonry in the DR, or the place is lousy with bees that pulp rocks to make their hives.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Cyclops and mountains

It ain't all beaches here. Our cyclopean friend takes in the mountains off in the distance.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Cyclops and Sun

Turns out this is where they keep the sun. And it feels kinda like it has a giant magnifying glass in front of it. It's not crazy hot (*cough*Austin*cough*), but it is extremely intense.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Cyclops amongst the foliage

Taking a brief break from the water to examine the local flora and fauna ... or, rather, the landscaper's impression thereof.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Poolside Cyclops

Waiting patiently for that perfect wave.

(And yes, apparently it's important to have a pool when you're a 2-minute walk to the beach.)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Rooftop Cyclops

Watching the kite surfers from a safe distance (you'll probably have to click on the photo to enlarge in order to see the kites). But yes, it can be a little scary to be on the beach with them, as they're moving pretty fast and the kite wires look like they could garrotte you in you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Cyclopean Beach Comber

Even though the promenade isn't very far away, when you're only a little over an inch high a hundred yards is like a mile. So, to the beachmobile!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Snat and Truck

What's this? Feeps with a vehicle? Nothing can go wrong!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Chillin' on the porch

It was a long drive to the rental house in Cabarete, but try not to feel too bad for the feeps. They're tough, and they're managing.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Santo Domingo Colonial Zone

A bit more ogling of the old Spanish fortifications before we head off to the real business, i.e., the beach.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dominican Feeps - Cyclops and Cannon

Our protagonist prepares to repel the invaders (who, given the hardware, were probably the French or the English).