Out and About

Whales, Beavers and Snakes (Oh My!)

My family is visiting me here in Boston, and over the Independence Day weekend we toured Western Massachusetts for a few days. I captured some interesting photos. Having finally convinced myself to purchase some nice lenses for my SLR, I am particularly pleased with this haul.

Humpback Whale

Sakura Teppanyaki

Yesterday I went to the Sakura Teppanyaki (鉄板焼き) Restaurant in Durham with a group of friends, and it was by far the most interesting meal I have ever had. In a teppanyaki restaurant the chef prepares the food on a large, flat heated stainless steel surface in the middle of the diners' table, in an utterly fascinating performance. It started with a ceiling-high plume of fire, and our chef looked like he was having fun, deftly juggling eggs and cooking implements, and using them to play little tunes on the cooking surface!


I saw a Wear-rat on the riverback at 8.07pm. Bold as brass, it sauntered across a relatively busy pathway. It was easily 20cm long excluding tail, with sleek dark-light brown-flecked fur.

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