An African Adventure Days 3 & 4

The iconic destination for day three lay to the south west and was the Masai Mara; 1510 square kilometres or 580 square miles of national reserve situated in Narok County in the Rift Valley Province. As a national reserve, it is managed locally by Narok County Council, and unfenced animals move freely in and out... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 2

Lake Nakuru National Park is 188 square kilometres in size; a mere speck on the floor of the vast Great Rift Valley, but still home to a wide diversity of wildlife which thrives in the multiple habitats that are concentrated within this small but perfectly formed national park. The “National Park” designation means that it... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 1

  Our early evening flight from Heathrow landed in Nairobi at 4.30 in the morning; with little sleep and a 3 am breakfast the slow walk through passport control, visas and luggage collection to a still dark pavement outside the airport building where an enthusiastic guide greeted us was a blur. It seemed that the... Continue Reading →

Autumn Actions

With the arrival of autumn there is no pause in the frenetic activity of the natural world; their actions are fuelled by the need to ensure their survival through the approaching winter when the tempo slows, temperatures fall and the clocks slip back to sandwich the shorter days thickly with darkness. Humans who look closely... Continue Reading →

Pigs, Coffee Tables and Making Do

  Some years ago, we purchased our first two pigs. They were to be the traditional cottager’s pigs fattened solely for our benefit in much the same way as generations had done before us on the same site. Words were hard to find that were adequate to describe the success of the whole venture, and... Continue Reading →

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