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Old 02-12-2016, 02:50 PM   #61
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Mentioned blasé animals in Kenya previously.....this shot, from thirty years ago, shows just a few, (I counted twenty in all), minivans that surrounded a sleeping lion, (he didn't even bother to wake up), in Amboseli.




We asked our driver why, with all this space, everyone was on game drives in the same area......he said that this is where the big animals, that the tourists want to see, are.

We replied, fine, let's go somewhere else.......went to a section where we were the only vehicle......saw ostrich, jackals, and a whole slew of smaller animals....it was great!
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Again, these photos are amazing, and a worthy distraction from the market conditions!
Gold star for the Charleston ones you posted--I just saw those!
Crazy to think that the game areas were that crowded 30 years ago. I saw 100s of people lined up along the road in Yellowstone to take photos of a bear...crazy!
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This composition, in Blue & Beige, is entitled "Hi Sailor - new in town?"

Nothing is known about the subject, other than that the pic was taken circa 1986/7 somewhere around Lagos, Portugal:



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I think that you are right about itchy feet. When I was 19, living in Quebec, a friend and I bought an old VW van and travelled through Canada and USA.

After my wife and I were married and living in Calgary in 1979 we decided to change jobs and move to the west coast. We sold up but went to the UK first. Bought a used VW van and travelled through Europe for four months.


We travelled with and without our children. My son has the bug. My daughter does not.

We have always travelled. The first thing we did after retiring was downsize, store or belongings, and travel for seven months. Now we are back but we travel at least twice a year for 2-3 months at a time.

And we still have lots of places to see. If it was up to me, I would store everything and travel for 12-18 months quite easily.
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In the 1960s I lived with a bunch of guys in the Toronto Annex; people were coming & going, (we even had a guy knock on the door, looking for somewhere to 'flop', who had gotten our address from someone he'd met in Germany) - they told a story that, before my arrival, a few of them were sitting around exchanging travel stories.....one guy said that the tales were making him want to take off again.......a little while later he said "I think I'll go.....in fact, I think I'll go right *** now".

He got up, packed his bag, said goodbye....and nobody heard from him again.

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On the restless road to nowhere
There's no certain peace it seems
Desire to keep on moving
Till the river of dreams
Is it just because someone told you
Is it just because you found
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Thanks for that....always liked Chris Rea!

It wasn't until 1986, (I'd be 44 in a few months), in Senegal, heading from Dakar to Tambacounda, (which used to be part of Mali), enroute to Niokolo-Koba Park, that I had an epiphany......if we'd've landed in Niokolo-Koba, I'd've been heading for Dakar. "What's over there? What's over there?"
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