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Trees – Day 20

March 25, 2012

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It’s been a week since Moses told me about his wife’s illness. She has now had the necessary injections and is taking a course of drugs. He tells me she is improving every day which makes me very happy indeed! —————– You would not believe the number of species of tree there are in Budongo. […]

Politics – Day 19

March 25, 2012

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Don’t ask me how we got onto the subject, but Libya became the focus of our after dinner chat. Two subjects I always try to avoid are politics and religion. But there was no getting away from it. Nancy went to bed straight after eating. She’d got caught in the afternoon downpour and was feeling […]

Black Stone – Day 18

March 25, 2012

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The local people here believe that if you get bitten by a Cobra the only thing that will save your life is The Black Stone. “What is this Black Stone?” I asked Isaac and Herbert. “It was given the name because a Blacksmith first used it,“ said Herbert as he shoveled in another mouth food […]

Compromise – Day 17

March 25, 2012

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Over the weekend I thought a lot about Moses and his wife’s health. After publishing my blogs I had a mixed response from my readers. Some were concerned about her welfare and wanted to know what I had decided to do. Others were more skeptical and warned me not to be a “soft touch” from […]

Families – Day 16

March 18, 2012

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(NB: I’ve been trying for the last hour to upload pictures of Isaac and Herbert, but the internet is not playing ball…..AAGGGHHHHHH!!!! So once I get back to Kampala and eventually London I will be uploading more pictures. Sorry there’s only copy for this post.) I’ve always been a keen traveller. I love exploring different […]

Sickness – Day 14

March 18, 2012

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Moses was not himself at all today. He’s usually bright and sprightly every morning despite making the 4km schlep into camp on foot before we even begin our day’s forest hike. Today his shoulders sloped forward and he looked sad. “What’s the matter? Are you ok?” I asked gently. “Wewe chokka?” (Are you tired?). “Na…I’m not […]

Line 4 – Day 11

March 18, 2012

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Today we finished off-line 3 and I was delighted to see a number of primates on the way to plot 10. There were black and white colobus monkeys as well as red-tailed monkeys, which were busy feeding high in the treetops, not far from our path. I also saw for the first time, two blue […]