Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 23, 2013. La Boucle’ Trail

Shhhhh, Kassa whispered, stopping us in our tracks.  Our guide slipped ahead, concealed beneath overhanging limbs, motioning us slowly and silently forward.  We could hear the ripping of vegetation as an elephant tore its lunch from the trees at the … Continue reading

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February 14, 2013

It is late morning and the sky is progressively more cloudy. I hear the rumble of thunder from the hills of Vera Plaines. Perhaps a storm will roll in later today.  I sort camera gear and am soon  bicycling to … Continue reading

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16 elephants

It was late Wednesday afternoon.  I had no luck fishing in the Terminal channel, and, since bicycling, decided to return home before dark.  6pm, 50 meters before the bikepath barricade separating forest from savanna, two elephants step out into the … Continue reading

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death of an elephant

Two weeks earlier, Dave and I were exploring a new track through the forest and savanna in the heart of Vera Plaines.  We had stopped for lunch on a hilltop with sweeping views of forests, valleys, and savannas on all … Continue reading

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February 2, 2013. Loango National Park

A Saturday morning rain is beating down on the tin roof as it has throughout the night.  It is not looking good for a boat-trip on N’Dogo lagoon.  We have a boat reserved with friends Dave and Ruth scheduled for … Continue reading

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