Category Archives: Wildlife Refuge

Homosassa Wildlife

April 27, 2019 After leaving our aunt and uncle’s home this morning, we headed south to Bradenton, FL. We contemplated stopping for lunch on the way in Hernando Beach, but weren’t sure we’d be satisfied. Still, I kind of wish … Continue reading

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Quito, a First World Heritage Site

Monday, January 7 In 1978, Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, became one  of the first cities to be named a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located about 15 miles south of the equator, with an elevation of 9,350’, … Continue reading

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Evening in Xakanaxa

January 2, 2018, evening This evening’s event was a boat ride on the channels of the Khwai River, lined with pampas grasses, papyrus, and waterlilies. The animals don’t eat the pampas grass so it can grow quite tall. Among the … Continue reading

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Morning in Xakanaxa

Tuesday morning, January 2, 2018 Every night I think we couldn’t possible top the experiences of the day, and the next day I am continually proved wrong. We were told to be careful this morning as a bull elephant had … Continue reading

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Pawprints, Poop and Plants

Sunday morning, New Year’s Eve 2017 We signed up for a walking game drive to get a different perspective. Also, we’re ready for some physical activity. Riding in the safari vehicles is great for getting around and seeing many animals, … Continue reading

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First Morning at Mashatu

Saturday, December 30, 2017 To beat the heat, we started this morning’s game drive really, really early – 5:15am. We were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise. The terrain is very different from the game preserve at MalaMala. There is a … Continue reading

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Evening at MalaMala

Still December 28, 2017 The Nat Geo expert, Bill Branch, gave a talk about Africa at noon today. He discussed its geology, both historical (as part of Gondwanaland) as well as current. Unlike many of the other continents, it has … Continue reading

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