Rwanda 2015

Rwanda 2015

Rwanda: genocide museum–volcanos—mountain gorillas. Impossible. And yet, there we were. The steep fee for visiting the gorillas covers guides, bearers, walking sticks, and a tracker to keep base camp apprised…

Zambia 2011

Zambia 2011

The answer to your first question is no, I wasn’t ever frightened. Cautious, yes. Somewhat intimidated, sure. Adrenaline pumping, you bet. But scared? Never. Our lion encounter began with a…

Antarctica, 2001

Antarctica, 2001

Here I am on South Georgia, amid roughly 300,000 nesting pairs of king penguins humming to each other. Yes, the sound is not a squawk; it’s more of a buzzing.…

Kamchatka Peninsula Siberia

Kamchatka Peninsula Siberia

At our first walrus haul-out, we were cautioned that walrus are skittish around humans, so we must approach stealthily. “Stealth” meant crawling on our bellies through purple squishy vegetation up…

Welcome

Welcome

When my divorce was final several hundred years ago, I promised myself as a bit of divorce therapy that I would do something once a week that I’d never done…

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