27 Aug '12, 4am

The Annotated Budak: Trash talking by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Trash talking by @budak

Land hermit crabs are more easily heard than seen, for these supralittoral wanderers seldom bother to hide their tracks, shuffling as they do and clicking their heels against the debris of the high shore with little regard for aural sensitivities. They abhor seafronts that have been pick over and rendered plain for the sake of visitors who regard every speck and spot on the sand as well as unruly grasses as blights on a landscape awash in green delusions . It's a shame, for these anomurans gladly labour without recompense to cleanse the waste of coastal life , including perhaps the droppings of unretentive beach apes , leaving the inorganic portions to the mercies of gloved crews . A stern breakwater now links Lazarus Island to St John's, stifling a passage of fringing reefs abutting a rocky strand. Overlooking the shore is a ridge of Callophyllum , sea almonds, pandans an...

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The Annotated Budak: A strand of blue by @budak

The Annotated Budak: A strand of blue by @budak

budak.blogs.com 27 Aug '12, 5pm

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budak.blogs.com 28 Aug '12, 11am

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budak.blogs.com 30 Aug '12, 5am

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budak.blogs.com 25 Aug '12, 1pm

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budak.blogs.com 31 Aug '12, 4am

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budak.blogs.com 23 Aug '12, 9am

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budak.blogs.com 23 Aug '12, 9am

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budak.blogs.com 17 Aug '12, 2am

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