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Category Archives: Travel

Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After making the long journey to the picturesque Bwindi National Park (tightly clutching our gorilla tracking permits), and hiking down 600 metres to the valley bottom where the Mountain Gorillas were busy eating their breakfast we got to spend 1 hour (which was definitely not enough, but is all that is allowed) with the amazing apes.

Hunting on New Year’s Eve

This lion (along with 4 others) were hunting 200 metres from our tent on New Year’s eve on the bank of the Nile at Murchison Falls, Uganda

Black-headed weaver

Amazing little birds that weave basket like nests.

Building a nest
Leaving in search of more nesting material:

Taken in Bigodi, Uganda.

More pics from Uganda

Back In Kampala after spending several nights in a tent in Queen Elizabeth National Park surrounded by lions, hyenas and Hippos.

Here are a few pictures of the amazing wildlife we have seen.


I am currently sitting at the airport waiting for my flight. I’ll spend the next six weeks somewhere in Uganda trying to see things like this:

Taken at the Vancouver Zoo

I’ll be mostly out of internet range so updates will be few and far between, and comments will likely be help up in moderation for a very long time.

Uganda teaser pic

So far I have taken over 2500 pictures. But the internet here is too slow for me to upload much, and you probably want me to go through the mountain of pictures and only show the ones worth showing (who needs to see 75 almost identical pictures of the shoebill?)

So for now enjoy this teaser pic of an African Jacana flying over the Mabamba swamp just after sunrise:

Home sweet home

I am back from my trip to the loveliest fleet of islands anchored in the pacific, and while I didn’t find them to be that exactly, they were indeed nice, if over-developed.

Going away

I am going away for a while, and might not have time/internet access readily available, so posting will slow to a craw, if not completely halt. Also I am turning on comment moderation to keep the trolls and spammers at bay, so be patient if your comment doesn’t appear immediately.

Gwillim Lakes

Pictures of my recent trip to Gwillim Lakes in Valhalla Provincial Park:

Out of the wilderness

I am back from my camping trip to Gwillim lakes. My concerns about fires were completely unfounded; despite the fact that it has been very hot and exceptionally dry for most of the summer, the one week I go camping it was wet and cold.