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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Queen Liz, part 2

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Elephant skull, detail.

 

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Here is the leopard shot I promised you—photo by Kate. It was stalking alongside our SUV looking for dinner for a good ten or fifteen minutes, so we got to admire its easy graceful movements at surprisingly close range.

 

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What we look like when we are looking at something wild and new and interesting.

 

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Still all lovey-dovey after ten years together. (Candid shot, by the way.)

 

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A family of banded mongooses (yes, mongooses), spotted at the hostel restaurant just after breakfast.

 

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Crater Lake. There were flamingos down there, but even with binoculars they were tiny pale pink dots.

 

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Made me think of Sleeping Beauty and the forest of thorns outside her castle.

 

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We went on a boat trip in the afternoon to see more wildlife in the water.

 

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As we passed a fishing village we spotted this guy and his awesome hat.

 

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Thoroughly adorable kiddos on the boat with us.

 

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Hippo poop explosion at close range. The other one didn’t seem to mind that his face was in the way.

 

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And I shall conclude this entry with the best booze ad I have ever seen:

 

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(All Uganda and Rwanda entries here.)

2 Comments to Queen Liz, part 2

  1. October 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    What fabulous photos! That hippo poo explosion is ridiculous! 🙂 I would love to be able to visit Africa one day.

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    October 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    What a great national park! I have never seen so many amazing animals in the wild.

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.