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Lilac-breasted Roller – A Bird of Many Colours 22nd January '20

Lilac breasted roller

I love the lilac-breasted roller, it is such a colourful bird and the flash of turquoise it gives in flight is wonderful. Lilac-breasted roller factoids Males and females are the same. They have syndactyl feet which means the second and third toes are fused together. The lilac-breasted roller should be the “rainbow roller”,  it is…read more…

Days 4 & 5 of the Fish River Canyon 21st January '20

The ground began to shake and I could hear the pounding of hooves approaching me at breakneck speed, I stood rooted to the ground with my heart in my mouth. It had been another early start, we were making the most of the cooler temperatures and this time we were up around 4 o’clock in…read more…

Fish River – Day 3 29th November '19

“Anna, are you awake?” “Mmmm, shhhh, not really.” It was about 4 o’clock in the morning and I had had the worst sleep ever, that is if I had actually got to sleep. My bunged up nose was feeling better I just wanted to get out of this campsite, the campsite of doom. “Anna,” I…read more…

Fish River – Day 2 23rd October '19

The moon woke me up, it was extraordinarily bright. I have to say I was a little bit disorientated, where on earth was?  I had been in that deep a sleep.  I was amazed at how much I could see, simply by moonlight.  I heard the plop of fish in the nearby pool that we…read more…

The Fish River Canyon Hike, Enjoyable or an Endurance? How it All Started… 11th September '19

My thigh muscles were in spasms and I was wondering how I was ever going to complete the 90 km trek.  The temperature was well into the 30s and there was limited shade and water.  What a ridiculous idea to celebrate my 50th birthday by walking the Fish River Canyon, what on earth was I…read more…

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