In the Footsteps of Giants

Posted by don pinnock on Saturday, September 3, 2011 In : Travel 

 Day 1

Okay here goes….

It began with an idea: let’s see how elephants are doing in Southern Africa. The logistics were another matter. Months of preparation – the research, the vehicle, where to go, where to camp. Then when? The rainy season across the 18th parallel ends around April1, but then it just happened to be one of the rainiest seasons in memory. ‘You may see eleph...


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Kashmir

Posted by don pinnock on Saturday, October 23, 2010 In : Travel 

The road to Leh

The once-forbidden road from Srinagar into the Himalayas began for us along the shores of Dal Lake. As we threaded past tuk-tuk scooters and Tata trucks– avoiding children, scrawny dogs and sleepy cows– ghostly boatmen in gondola-like shikaras drifted through the dawn mist, mirrored in the still water. Leaving the lake, the pitted road wound up through scruffy villa...


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