Natural Essence


Beautiful days and dead whales.



We had one of the most beautiful warm but still days on Saturday. We read on the local news Facebook page that a year old humpback whale calf had washed up on our local beach so off we went for a look. The ranger was down guarding it from over enthusiastic locals and he was able to tell us that it was very malnourished for its age and had been seen earlier in the day with another group of whales. Maybe they helped it to shore or guided its little body to the shore. Was it orphaned or abandoned? They came and picked its body up with a loader and buried it at the local tip. What a sad end to a short life.

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The Underground City of Derinkuyu, Turkey


Derinkuyu  The Underground CityDerinkuyu is one of 36 underground cities built in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Originally built in the 7th century A.D, Christians hid in the underground tunnels eight floors beneath the surface of the earth as the Arabs rampaged across the land.Derinkuyu  The Underground City 4Derinkuyu is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2010 census, population of the district is 22,114 of which 10,679 live in the town of Derinkuyu. The district covers an area of 445 km2 (172 sq mi), and the average elevation is 1,300 m (4,265 ft), with the highest point being Mt. Ertaş at 1,988 m (6,522 ft).Derinkuyu  The Underground City 2 Located in Cappadocia, Derinkuyu is notable for its large multi-level underground city which is a major tourist attraction. The historical region of Cappadocia, where Derinkuyu is situated, contains several historical underground cities, carved out of a unique geological formation. They are not generally occupied. Over 200 underground cities at least two levels deep have been discovered in…

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