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In Topic: two dancing North Atlantic humpback whales viewed up close in Bermuda

26 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

Amazing encounter! Too bad it abruptly stops after 7 min...

In Topic: my first encounter with "The Fish"

30 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

Very nice footage and edit! Thanks for sharing.
The whale doesn't look very large (although quite impressive already), or is it just me?
A little detail I noticed is that there seems to be what looks like a fish trapped in one of its right gills... It so nagged me, I was wondering whether a diver would try to grab it. I wonder whether that why it came close to you several times?

In Topic: Gratuity charges, optional or mandatory in the US

26 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

When there is no tip jar, something is fishy... best to tip each individual separately.

In Topic: Gratuity charges, optional or mandatory in the US

26 March 2014 - 07:05 AM

You learn. Remember that there is no health insurance paid for for these seasonal and temporary jobs (in addition to all the horror stories you have already heard about the US working class). When you are a local, you come to appreciate a boat that goes an extra length to find the better spot. When you have expensive or heavy gear, you appreciate that they help you with it and take special care of it. And when you are a rude, ignorant and arrogant European, you should acknowledge that it takes a special kind of zen attitude to overlook your pettiness :-) [Edit: I realize some might be missing the humor. This is not, I repeat, not addressed to the OP].
Even boat owners rarely spend their holidays on the Riviera (if they take any). Just take a different look at the country you're visiting and leave all these comfortable prejudices back home...

In Topic: Question on BBC Request

08 February 2014 - 12:48 PM

The formal document was pretty much the same as the one I posted above. This is my little contribution to upholding the quality of BBC productions for years to come...


PS: I received the payment but am still waiting for the DVD of the show...