Thursday, 16 June 2011
Since I concentrate mostly on places not too far from England, you can perhaps guess that the croc was not lurking in tropical waters. I saw it at a fascinating place in France called La Planète des Crocodiles, in the Poitou-Charentes region. This sanctuary for crocodilians is housed in a big glass dome full of striking tropical plants flowering and fruiting all over the place. The sanctuary is heated by waste heat from a nearby power station, and although I visited in early summer, I'm sure it would make quite a sanctuary for humans in the winter with its steamy heat and decidedly exotic flowers.
This is the first time I've had access to the blog for nearly two weeks because I have not been at home and haven't been able to log in. Thank you for the comments, which I've just enabled, and I will get back to "normal service" very soon.