"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)


From The Rising Of The Sun To Its Setting: Part 2


Sunlight burns through the early morning mists..

Picture of early morning light taken at Kopua Monastery

From The Rising Of The Sun To Its Setting..


A certain stillness..

Picture taken shortly after sunrise at Kopua Cistercian Monastery

Caught By The Light: Part 2



Picture taken by one of the meadows of Kopua Monastery, New Zealand, in early morning mist.

Doubtful Monotones

Picture taken on Doubtful Sound, South Island, New Zealand.


Seeking Consolation

We were booked to stay in Pelling for two nights:
An area renowned for its staggering views of the high Himalayan peaks. 

Before leaving Kerala, I had seen this picture on the hotel’s website:

Unfortunately, our arrival coincided with poor weather.

Awakening the next morning, I could hear no rain. I drew back the curtains with great expectations.
And was greeted by this:

Alternating dense mists and heavy rain persisted for the duration of our stay.

The hotel was not set up for wi-fi broadband and, in this high mountainous terrain, my mobile could find no signal.
No views, no email, no sms.
We sought the consolations of the flesh:

Sikkim cuisine was sampled,
And I seem to remember we took a couple of Hits