Tag Archives: Turtle

Flip-flopping through the Brazilian Sahara

The wrinkly-eyed, leathery-skinned old man sucks back a large dollop of phlegm and expertly spits it far out the side of the 4×4 into the searing midday sun. Fellow passengers tut and shake their heads as the silence is again … Continue reading

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Animal Tragic

When you travel you learn a lot about yourself, good and bad. So far Phil and I have discovered that of the two of us, he is a more ‘hardcore’ traveller with the wash-to-wear ratio. He will happily sport the … Continue reading

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Turtle power! The plight of the Hawksbill hatchlings

The warm sea water rushes in over my feet and I stand frozen to the spot, aware that any sudden moves could result in an eco-conservation disaster. As the wave subsides, a small dark brown blob resurfaces and I breathe … Continue reading

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