Monthly Archives: September 2012

Whale Head

The Land Rover bounced its way down into the Albertine Rift Valley, with the Ruwenzori mountains shrouded in mist away to the west. Bananas, sweet potatoes, mangos and all manner of fruit was for sale along the muddy roads around … Continue reading

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Fraser’s Hill

Once again, I’m walking along a mossy, cloud forest trail. Without a doubt, this is my preferred habitat. I’m on the Malaysian peninsula, about 3˚ north of the equator, but at Fraser’s Hill some 1 200 metres above the steamy … Continue reading

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Lost Soul

Like any schoolboy in the 1970s, I had limited opportunities to travel beyond the town I lived in, but my first copy of Roberts’ Birds of South Africa (4th impression of the 3rd edition, published in 1975) was a source … Continue reading

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