Monthly Archives: January 2011

My thousand dollar trash heap

So let’s review which equipment has bit the dust: Sherpa Li-ion battery, an AC/DC inverter, 5D mark ii camera and now, first night out and I find that my twin flash isn’t working. It turns on but the LCD screen … Continue reading

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A return to Eden

Shot against the fading light, a sparkle of green like a necklace of emeralds broken and falling to the ground provides the backdrop for a coreid bug on a heliconia flower spike. I look at an empty bag where I … Continue reading

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Out of Eden

Our march out of the mountains which should have lasted no more than 2-3 hours dragged on as we found more and more to divert us. Me and my friend were happy to prolong our exodus, however the Australian couple … Continue reading

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Noah’s ark shipwrecked on the Kanuku mountains

The painful post-Guyana recovery is nearly complete. The fungal scars healing with daily doses of ketokonazole, the bacterial infections fading, the limp receding. Now it is only the anti-depressant produced night sweats with which I must contend, that and the … Continue reading

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