Category Archives: Travel

A European Adventure

We were anticipating our 2009 trip to Europe, expecting the two weeks cruising on the Danube and Rhine to be an exciting adventure.  It turned out to be a bit more exciting than we would have preferred. This was our second river trip on the Danube.  Both were on Viking River Cruises, starting in Budapest.  Three years earlier, we went downriver to the Black Sea.  This time, we were going in the opposite direction, up the Danube, through the Main-Danube Canal to the Rhine, ending in Amsterdam. We Read more [...]

The Leopard and the Hyenas

We had been following the leopard for some time, at a discreet distance.  .  He was a magnificent young male, fully grown.          Finally, he stopped under the tree, sniffed around and sprawled out   It looked like he was settling in for a midday nap. As we watched, a group of three hyenas came into view, across an open field, maybe a hundred meters distant.  Two females in the lead with a lone male following behind.   The leopard saw them immediately and crouched, Read more [...]