If you’ve been reading our blog posts over the past years and months, you probably think we’ve been leading the life of Riley, which we have obviously. But it doesn’t always go to plan. When we finished our birding tour of The Philippines we vowed that we would never do a small group tour again […]Read more "Taking the rough with the smooth in Bohol"
After our departure from Mt Kitanglad we drove to a lovely mountain resort near Davao set in pine forest, Eden. We were to stay the night here and search nearby for some special birds that Pete had found in his travels around the local area since he settled in Davao. The first was the Japanese […]Read more "The Kingfisher Quest – Birding The Philippines (Part 2 – Mindanao to Palawan)"
Due to our quest to see as many kingfishers of the world as possible, the Philippines had always featured near the top of the list of countries to visit. The Philippines is made up of over 7000 islands spread over a wide area and this is a contributory factor to the high levels of endemism […]Read more "The Kingfisher Quest – Birding The Philippines (Part 1: Luzon, Mt Kitanglad & Mindanao)"
Why write about slugs? They’re dull, slow and gooey and eat all the flowers and veg in the garden. Sea slugs, however, are a little different. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and patterns. Many of them are so beautiful, they are works of art in themselves. These colourful creatures of the oceans can […]Read more "Slugs of the Oceans"
We love all wildlife and a lot of our travelling is dedicated to finding specific things – marsupials in Australia, octopuses in Lembeh and in Sulawesi, kingfishers. Sulawesi is part of the Indonesian region known as Wallacea (Sulawesi, the Moluccas and the Lesser Sundas), where the British explorer and naturalist David Wallace, discovered that there […]Read more "The Kingfisher Quest"
Cephalopods are smart. Whether it’s a squid, cuttlefish or octopus, they’re all pretty clever, which is probably why we love them so much. We have spent hours underwater just watching them and still want to go back for more. They are fascinating and entertaining. A lot has been said of the intelligence of octopuses, but […]Read more "Smart Cephalopods"
After Tangkoko, we headed for Lembeh Island for a change of scenery and activity. We’d been muck diving here before and loved all the crazy creatures we saw, so it was good to be back. Muck diving sounds awful, but it’s quite the opposite. Although we are diving in ‘muck’ – silty / sandy seabeds, […]Read more "The Weird and Wonderful Creatures of Lembeh"