Welcome to my personal travel journal! If you don't know me, that's OK! I hope you'll enjoy reading about some of my adventures and misadventures, and hopefully learn something new about a corner of the world.

Recent updates:
2015-10-06: Day 8 of Niue in 2011.
2015-10-05: Day 7 of Niue in 2011.
2015-09-29: Day 6 of Niue in 2011.

For list of trips, see TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

One of the "mating helmets" used in the preservation of kakapos. Apparently they prefer mating with a person's head more than their own species, so this helmet was made to make it easier to collect semen samples from males. You can see a hilarious video with Stephen Fry on the BBC and their encounter with an overly-enthusiastic kakapo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T1vfsHYiKY).