Feb. 10, 2018 We had an early morning departure on our game drive this morning – 6:30 with no breakfast. We’d take boxed breakfasts to eat during the drive. Because we were up before dawn, we saw a lovely sunrise. We were with Livingstone again and only five passengers. Three members of our group had […]Read More Tanzania Safari: Out at Sunrise on a Windy, Dusty Day
Feb. 9, 2018 The first thing I saw this morning was a yellow weaver tending to his nest, just outside the main building at Ndutu Safari Lodge. Yellow weaver finishing its nest On our morning drive, we saw some lions – first a female pair, one of whom is pregnant and the other wears a […]Read More Predators and Prey in Ndutu-Serengeti
Feb. 8, 2018 We left Ngorongoro Crater, driving around the south and west of its rim, on our way to Ndutu Lake and the southern Serengeti, passing several Maasai villages along the way. On our way to Olduvai Gorge (see my post dated April 3), we came across some giraffes and zebras on an embankment. […]Read More Tanzania: Twiga* Time!
Feb. 7, 2018 The wildebeests (also known as gnus) in the crater don’t take the long migration of the Serengeti, but they’re always on the move to find better grassland. Large herds of them migrate from one side of the crater to another. Most of the time, you also see zebras migrating alongside the wildebeest […]Read More New Life and Danger in Ngorongoro
Feb. 6, 2018 After breakfast at Tarangire Safari Lodge, we departed for the three hour drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We passed Lake Manyara, through the towns of Mto-wa-Mbu and Karatu, then stopped to pay our fees to enter the conservation area. We had boxed lunches that had been prepared by the staff […]Read More En Route to Ngorongoro Crater
I’ve just returned from Tanzania! Just in time to contribute to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge’s last letter of the alphabet, Z! TanZanians…are Maasai, Chaga, and many other tribes. They are proud of their ethnic identities but are first and foremost Tanzanians. Zebras are often seen migrating with wildebeest. The zebras remember the route and […]Read More CFFC: Tanzania Z’s
October 1, 2017 Today was Day 1 of our cruise from Boston to Montreal. We left Boston on Saturday in late afternoon and by the time we woke up this morning, we had anchored off Bar Harbor. People who weren’t taking tours could obtain tender tickets to go ashore, and the first numbers were called just […]Read More Maine Excursion
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, this week the theme is Fun and/or Flowers. In April, after our Panama Canal Cruise, we spent two extra days in San Diego. Visiting the Zoo was a must (I had to see the koalas and pandas!) and Balboa Park also has lovely flower gardens. Here are some highlights of […]Read More Fun and Flowers at Balboa Park!
Curitiba, November 11, 2016 Rain was predicted for the afternoon, but the morning was warm and sunny, so we went to some of the parks – first Bosque Alemão (German Woods, celebrating the German heritage of this area), closest to our friends’ house. You can climb up a multi-story lookout tower, but we didn’t go […]Read More Looking for Large, Flat-Faced Rodents
August 24, 2016 We awoke to the continuation of heavy fog and periodic foghorn blasts as our ship navigated through zero visibility. I was surprised at how late it was: 7:45 – I thought it was 6 am and I really should sleep some more. I probably woke up later because the rising sun didn’t […]Read More Juneau, Alaska (Part 1): Searching for Sea Creatures