Tag Archives: Vera Plaines

All Hallows’ Eve

A colony of bats going a-souling as twilight settles over the African forest.

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foggy morning on Vera Plaines, Gabon

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Four chicks, three hens, and a snake

Four chicks, standing in the middle of the laterite track looking helpless and vulnerable brought our drive across the Vera Plaines savannas to a stop on Sunday afternoon. Lisa, Tina and myself were returning from an early morning walk along the Kachimba … Continue reading

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trans “through” + spirare “to breathe”

Vera Plaines rainforest at dawn. N’Dogo Lagoon rests, a silent mirror beneath a veil of fog, the hills of Moukalaba-Doudou obscured in the distance. The whistles and warbles of bul-buls, kingfishers, and turacos replace the haunting trill of bushbabies as … 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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Yenzi Camp, New Year’s Day

January 1, 2011 Last night, Lisa and I were invited to New Year’s Eve festivities at Mary and Andrew’s home on Mango Lane. We drove over from Monkey Road since it was already dark. As we pulled in to park, … Continue reading

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Yenzi life

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 So the other night, Lisa, Elle and I were delivering Lisa’s excellent home-made pizzas to our friends to share for dinner. It was dark as we pulled in their driveway. Being a typical warm night, I … Continue reading

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