A gallery of a Pirogue boat launch at the remote Belo-sur-mer on the West Coast of Madagascar. “A wet sheet and a flowing sea, a wind that follows fast and fills the white rustling sail and bends the gallant mast” – Allan Cunningham “When a great adventure is […]
I didn’t really know what to expect. And I was right not to expect, because there is no box for Madagascar! Sometimes it felt like we were in the middle of Asia, surrounded by rice paddies and people with Polynesian features. Sometimes it felt a bit like what […]
We’d waited a year and a half to do this trip and the excitement we felt as a family was almost palpable. The kids had watched the movie ‘Madagascar’ at least 20 times and the words and tune ‘I like to move it, move it,’ would creep into […]
I haven’t explored Lesotho much, but my recent epic (and quite unexpected) opportunity to explore the Sehlabathebe region on horseback has given me a unique glimpse of life in Lesotho. To start with, I felt a bit like that chap on the comical travel documentary, ‘Idiot abroad,’ when I […]
What is ‘success?’ Our ideas of success are all different, as are our ‘starting points.’
Sometimes we go to a game park and see ‘nothing.’ Just the old elephant bull and his eyes that seem to penetrate our dark souls, reading us like we’re a page in his book, drama unfolding. Or the rhinos in mid charge, in a cloud of red dust […]
Where have I not been in South Africa? That was the question I asked myself when deciding on a route for our next road trip.