I’m going a little crazy getting ready for my trip. Regine, a long-time friend from Austria, is back visiting again in Madang. She brought three friends with her. I’ve been entertaining them for the last few days. Along with my feeble attempts to think of everything I need to do to get ready to travel, I feel rather more busy than I care for.
That was worth getting up for.
These are quite common in the waters around Madang. They are about the size of a football.
Here is another very common sight. This is the leg (arm?? which is it?) of a starfish. It was probably bitten off by a fish. You can clearly see that a whole new starfish is growing from the severed end of the limb. Given time, it will look like any other starfish:
This got me thinking about large grasshoppers. I feel strangely calmed when I let my mind wander. Google is a fantasy land. I wish I could get a job Googling all day. Ask me anything. I’m the answer man. So, you want the world’s largest grasshopper. I deliver:
Of course, I make no claims of accuracy for the information which I supply.
If you recognise that one you are probably a mature adult who watched a great deal of TV in your youth.Tags: culcita novaeguineae, cushion star, grasshopper, starfish, sunrise