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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Blueish Whale

The American Museum of Natural History is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the  reopening of the Hall of Ocean Life. I went over to have another look at the blue whale model. It’s 94 feet long and hangs in the air, underneath an aquamarine-blue skylight. I have seen it a great many times over the past 40 years and it is still awesome! I tried to pick out the tweaks to its anatomy which the scientists had apparently made to the original but, it looked no different to me. I thought, though, that its colour was much more blue/gray than I seemed to remember.

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Blue(?) Mnster

Blue(?) Monster

Wonderful dioramas of past and present oceans

Wonderful dioramas of past and present oceans






Finally. my favourite. A happy, relaxed sea-otter, wrapped in kelp, enjoying a nice sea urchin for lunch!


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