Category Archives: Travel

Is Eco-tourism good for the environment?

This piece was prompted by a brief debate on the Facebook Group of “Terra Incognita” an organisation promoting eco-tourism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/425114481292734/ This is from Meike Becker. . . . . I really found it hard to justify the passion for traveling … Continue reading

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Trees for Life – some thoughts

I don’t blame you, the leaders of Trees for Life, for my problems on the tree planting week. I brought my demons with me. I certainly don’t regret doing it, and there were many positives. There were also some things … Continue reading

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The Last Day – Escape!

We’re back tree planting again but at a new location higher up in the mountains. It’s no more than half an hour’s walk to get to the small exclosure, but it’s wet and rough as usual.  I’m in a team … Continue reading

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The Wild Man and the Data

Day 5 Thursday 3 October  I am a wild man, tangled hair unwashed for 6 days; tea with milk just about to turn and slightly acidic; straight out of my bunk and into my clothes. Actually I’m cheating. It’s not … Continue reading

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Dippers and a day off.

It’s Wednesday 2 October. We’ve worked for 3 hard days and now are free to do what we want. For  me it’s simple: take pictures. For the others it’s mostly walking – a chance to tackle some of the big … Continue reading

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