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I haven't even been here a day

My adventure in Africa 2012 Excerpts from my field sketchbook/journal The amazing sky and open Silale Swamp Day3 "6:02 am -- I am trying to find the words to describe what I have awoken too... I should have known that it was morning even before I opened my eyes because of all the birds singing. There was a slight haze that is burning off very fast and from the porch of my tent I can see out across the African Savannah  The sun is just starting to come up & hit the under belly of the clouds --- Beautiful! Two Go-Away-Birds just flew by..." "I haven't even been here a day and I am already realizing how much I am going to miss this." That is from the entry of my first morning waking up in the bush, arriving late the night prior I had no idea what the camp or surrounding area looked like and was happily surprised to find myself in this  Eden . Field sketch of a male Impala. Drawn while in Africa "9:23 pm -- WHAT A DAY! Saw so many d

I could smell the difference...

My adventure in Africa 2012! Excerpts from my field sketchbook/journal. Day1 As soon as I stepped of the plane and onto the tarmac I could smell the difference... Arrived in Kilimanjaro airport in the middle of a thunderstorm, I have to tell you that I wasn't expecting that at all. A very small airport it didn't take very long to pick up my luggage and make my way out to the lobby where my guide and owner of OEA Safari Humphrey was waiting for me. Humphrey drove me through the pouring rain down in a complete blacked out landscape through the out skirts of Arusha where we ended up at his and his lovely wife's guest house. After some light snacks and a couple of glasses of a great South African Piontage I went to the guest house and called "it quits as I listen to the rain beat down in Africa... IN AFRICA!!!" Day 2 "Woke to the sound of pounding rain - Awesome!"  After a fantastic breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs and bacon and I have to tel