Colorful Tobermory, Scotland was a fun spot to explore after our failed bird watching expedition to the countryside. The photo above captures about one-third of the town. The arrival of our ship doubled the population of this quaint town for the day. We went into the Mishnish Hotel, the yellow building above, and had some local beverages and a half dozen oysters as part of our shore excursion. Then we ventured a few doors down for some Indian cuisine.
Periodic trips to Alamogordo, New Mexico are required so we can visit our s-t-u-f-f tucked away in a dusty storage shed. Each time we swing open the door, we are a bit surprised at the items we have saved while unable to find some other needed treasures. When visiting Alamogordo, we get our fill of Mexican food at Margo’s Restaurant and visit White Sands National Monument.
Valencia, Spain is home of the Valencia orange, many olive groves and birthplace of famed futuristic architect and engineer, Santiago Calatrava. One of his larger installations is in Valencia, named the City of Arts and Sciences.
Driving along the highway and bridges into the Florida Keys, we saw a mess of iguanas. By the way, a ‘mess’ is the official name for a group of iguanas. These are not native to Florida and were originally pets turned loose when they got too large and their biting personality became more apparent. This iguana is fairly brown but some were St Patrick’s Day green. When I parked and walked back to the ‘mess’ of iguanas, just seeing me from a distance would cause them to scatter, very skittish. Loud trucks and cars passing nearby were not a concern as that goes on all day, but a tall gray-haired guy with a camera would send them running for the bushes.