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4 May

Pointy, prickly, poisonous pals on my passage to adventure

The past few weeks have been a lot of fun, partly because my damaged shoulder has been recovering but largely because my adventures have taken me to wonderful places to meet wonderful creatures. While walking in a very special part of The Cape Peninsula we saw this remarkably docile Mole Snake. This individual was at least 1.5 metres long and although the species has a reputation for aggression, this snake was unconcerned about us being 50 cm away from it. These non-venomous snakes feed mainly on Golden Moles and are therefore...

23 Jun

Across the velvet plains in a saddle

  I have just returned from a most remarkable safari - 300 km across the Namibian Desert on horseback. We travelled mostly parallel to the Fish River Canyon and the scenery was spectacular beyond description. Nights were spent under the stars - and what a spectacular display of stars there were. It was comforting and companionable to hear and feel the horses close-by on the picket-line  every night. As you know, I love walking - for the pace, the exercise and the sense of belonging to the environment. Well travelling by horse is...