Monthly Archives: July 2012

hike to Ynioungo, day 5

Friday, July 6, return to Gamba The night has passed without incident, other that a roof support pole breaking along the roofline of the student’s tent.  The ghosts of mischief must have paid a visit to their tent.  No reptiles … Continue reading

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hike to Ynioungo, day 4

Thursday, July 5 Today, a day of rest.  I am up early and walk to the edge of the clearing.  At 6:30, the great blue turacos begin to crow.  Half a kilometre away, the croak of a turaco, then off … Continue reading

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hike to Ynioungo, day 3

Wednesday July 4        The aches and pains and stiffness brought on by yesterday’s trek work themselves out slowly over a leisurely breakfast of porridge.  After cleanup and sorting of gear, nine of us pile into a boat … Continue reading

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hike to Ynioungo, day 2

Tuesday July 3        The Shell Hut is busy with breakfast and packing at 6am in preparation for the boatride to Sounga village and the trailhead to Ynioungo Camp, our destination at the end of an 18 kilometre … Continue reading

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hike to Ynioungo, day 1

Monday, July 2        A 6:30am alarm signals the start of a busy day.  I am joining a school field trip to Loango National Park.  Three students: Cameron, Justine and Ryan are joined by teacher Rob, Mary, five … Continue reading

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Grayia ornata, Ornate water snake

June 29 Friday      Bicycling down to the Ozouga forest today.  Its been several months since I was here.  I have a plan to take Brant and Alexander for a hike on Sunday and would like to check the … Continue reading

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snare

June 28 Thursday      My stealth camera is ready for another round of surveillance.  I recall a well-defined game trail adjacent to the road to Point Dick, so I am off to place the camera.  I am also becoming … Continue reading

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