Monthly Archives: June 2010

There is a Hyena …

I can hear the animal howling right outside. It’s snuffling around my tent and calling. I have a good strong tent tonight – but this is a bit scary. This is my last night in a tent, and what a … Continue reading

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African Automotive Adventures, or, How many Men does it take to Dismantle a Wheel?

This morning, still in the north Serengeti at the campsite with the decent bathhouse, we went on an early game drive. We left camp at 6:15; it was just getting light outside. We drove for a while, hoping perhaps to … Continue reading

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Does it count as Camping if you don’t drive your own Tent Stakes?

We are completing day four of my safari with a cold, windy night in the northern Serengeti. It’s probably in the mid- 50s outside, I’d guess. It is winter here in June, after all, and we are nearing the solstice … Continue reading

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Flamingos on Lake Natron and the Waterfall that Wasn’t

Today I got up, as usual, at 6:00AM. That’s when it starts to get light outside and you have to really fight to stay asleep. Now, if you know me, you know that’s a fight I am usually willing to … Continue reading

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Terrific Tarangire, Tanzania

Wow. I had such an amazing day today, it’s hard to know where to begin. If I write too long, I will be up too late. I took 300 photos, plus a roll of film with the Rollei. We got … Continue reading

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From Dar Es Salaam to Arusha, the last couple of days…

The guidebook said something about an eight-hour bus trip – at least that’s what I’d remembered. But as it happens, it was a 12 hour bus trip. Josef, the hotel’s go-to cab man, and I started off with a little … Continue reading

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New Stars

Tonight (6/13) in Arusha was the first clear night I had to really look at the sky in the southern hemisphere. It was misty or raining nearly every night in Bali, though there was one evening where I saw the … Continue reading

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