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‘Carl says there are too many loggy obstacles and too much mud between us for them to be able to charge – I’ve got a whole series of pictures of flapping trunks and angry red eyes.

São Tomé e Principe

‘Many bats in this one’, Agostinho says encouragingly, as we approach the fourth tunnel. We’re following the water channel down from the top of the mountain, after climbing up to the waterfall.


It’s difficult to be grumpy when all the Angolans are so delightfully friendly. Even the men in immigration.

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24th January 2019

Antarctic Peninsula

We cruise around the shore in zodiacs, admiring the many gigantic icebergs and watching the antics of the gentoo penguins who live in the large rookeries here. The gentoos are distinctive for their white eyebrows, red bills and pink poo
25th January 2019

South Georgia

There are fifty thousand king penguins, adults and chicks nestling under an azure sky, bit parts are played by elephant seals and fur seals and the whole is framed by mountain peaks and a tumbling glacier.