Butaro to Musanze: Views!

The views while driving around Rwanda are extraordinary. Stephanie stopped the car so I could get out. Dave took a picture of me taking a picture (the picture above) :o). We drove to Butaro, in Burera District in the north, where Stephanie works as a doctor.This is an out-of-the-way part of Rwanda we’re lucky to… Read more »

Akagera National Park

Akagera is a game park in Rwanda’s east. I think that for the most part, the pictures will speak for themselves. If you’re most interested in sub-Saharan African land mammals, skip to the end, but be warned that you’ll miss the hippos. Also, please note that one of the bird pictures is actually a hippo… Read more »

Guess Where I Am

The view outside the plane window on the way to this destination… …was variations on this theme… …for about six hours. The capital city is hilly… hot and hazy… with many bright flowers. It’s mountainous here. Cows in a truck. Rolling hills and a beautiful sun and geckos. Maybe it’s time for some direct clues…. Read more »

Photography Practice

Kevin has a fancy camera, and he takes lovely pictures. He would say the lovely pictures are because of the fancy camera, but everyone has seen uninspired pictures taken on fancy cameras, so I call bullshit on that. He takes lovely pictures because he’s good at it. Here’s a photo he took of my most… Read more »

Guess Where I Am?

Actually, I got back last week, but I still want to play the game. Here are a few pictures to transport you to where I was…  The trees are out of this world.  Stuff grows everywhere, it can’t help itself.  If you leave your car sitting overnight, it grows fungus.  Or turns into a pig!… Read more »

Guess Where I Actually Am

Weights in a window.  Butterflies in a room.  An interesting collection waiting by the side of the road. (See the horse in the middle?)  Someone keeps their hat on their stoop.  Time to walk many dogs.  Getting somewhere… underground.  Look closely for clues…  Some clues are at your feet.  Some are backwards  and some are… Read more »


This… is the southern tip of Greenland. Wow. And this… and this… and especially this… is how I know I’m home. 🙂

Iceland: Akureyri in November

Akureyri is my final destination in Iceland. I’m here for a few days, and I confess that my hours have been consumed by writing – which means less picture taking. But I have taken a few snapshots of this beautiful northern town! Some taken from my own windows – I’ve got some wonderful writing views…. Read more »

Iceland: The Bus to Akureyri

I took the bus from Egilsstaðir to Akureyri (here’s the route). For most of the journey, I was the only person on the bus who wasn’t Icelandic, and I took so many pictures that they must’ve thought I was barmy. Especially when I started to cry. It was so beautiful, I couldn’t help myself. I… Read more »