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March 13, 2018

At first I think it must be a mirage. They come, tons of them, literally, through the dusty, shimmering heat of the African afternoon, meandering  towards the water hole. I have never seen so many elephants. They come, in family groups, from every direction across the parched Namibian landscape. Old battle scarred bulls, their huge […]

Walking with Lions

September 8, 2017

I thought I ought to explain this photo on my cover page. It was taken in Zimbabwe, near Victoria Falls. It is one of my favourite travel shots of all time. Yes, I am walking with a lion. Its not something you can do every day and it is without a doubt one of the most […]

Ten Great Reasons for Choosing an Avalon Cruise:

August 21, 2017

Spacious cabins. Bringing the deck inside has made a real difference.   It’s a young fleet. There’s nothing ‘tired’ about these ships. Avalon prides itself on presentation and turns over its ships regularly. You can always find a quiet spot. If you want to be solitary or social there’s a place for you.   4. Avalon […]