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American Road Trip, Jan/Feb 2007

Sandy and I share both a love of both gemstones and geography so we planned this tour of the American South West in order to fulfil a number of long … Continue Reading →


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Syria August 2010

It is difficult to reconcile the hideous news coverage of Bashar al-Assad turning the troops on his own people with the apparently quiet and somewhat backward country that I visited … Continue Reading →


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Pictures of Peru

Looking over these wonderful pictures after an interval of three years a couple of questions spring immediately to mind. Firstly, why have I scarcely looked at them in the meantime … Continue Reading →


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Peru April 2008

Here is a copy of the report that I wrote for a Australian tour company after my visit to Peru. I had a wonderful time on my latest Peregrine trip, … Continue Reading →


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Arctic Norway 2007

Recent horrific events in Norway brought to mind a wonderful trip that Chris and I took a few years ago to see the land of the Midnight Sun so I … Continue Reading →


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Daily life in Kenya

These pictures were obtained with great difficulty as we traveled between safari destinations. I got bruised and battered as the van sped along the road, fumbling to get the camera … Continue Reading →


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Lake Naivasha and Nakuru Safari

I could cry when I look at the on-line pictures of a sea of pink flamingos on Lake Naivasha, at the professional photographs of the famous tree-climbing lions and fish … Continue Reading →


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Maasi Mara safari pictures

These pictures are among the best and, at the same time, the most disappointing that I have ever taken. We saw so many varieties of animals I would hardly have … Continue Reading →


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Simon’s Safari

Five of us have just returned from three days on the Maasi Mara Game Reserve and two days visiting the Rift Valley Lakes. The trip started very badly when our … Continue Reading →


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Thoughts of home

There is very little opportunity to post from the middle of the Maasi Mara but our thoughts are with our families and friends at home in London. It sounds as … Continue Reading →