"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)

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

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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..

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A certain stillness..

Picture taken shortly after sunrise at Kopua Cistercian Monastery


Caught By The Light: Part 2

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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.
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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
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