Mountain Gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

I had seen the films, knew of Idi Amin, and recollect the atrocities, but that was about as much as I had focused on Uganda until the opportunity came to go and see the gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south-west of the country. Seeing and being in Uganda was a hugely pleasant surprise. Seeing the gorillas was …

Stengelsen Camp, the lower of the three fishing lodges

A Winter Visit to the Alta…

…Oslo, Northern Lights, Snowmobiling, Ice Hotel and the Atlantic Salmon Conference I fished Alta for my twenty-fifth season in July of 2015 and have always wanted to visit in the winter. We have talked about it incessantly round the camp fire but reality meant never getting around to making a definitive plan. When I received the invitation from the Alta …

Seydisfjordur.

Travelling through Iceland – 2012 – Neskaupstadur – Akureyri

The journey out of Neskaupstadur was looking grim with very low cloud. My view was gone by morning. But as I left things improved a bit and I was able to see some wonderful views down the fjord and overlooking Eskifjordur. My destination was Egilsstadir and then on to Seydisfjordur which I had heard was another wonderful drive and outpost …

Mossy lava fields with massive mountains in the background.

Travelling Through Iceland – 2012 – Vik to Egilsstadir (Neskaupstadur)

The internet in the room was so slow, it was not worth using but I discovered it was fine at the dining room so I did my email and posted by blog and left later than I hoped. Leaving Vik, one enters the volcanic lava fields which go for miles, only punctuated by glacial rivers that make their way to …

Lift off to the amazement of the visitors.

Travelling through Iceland – 2012 – The Golden Circle, South and East Coast

Day Two Reykjavik – Vik – Golden Circle Many clients have stayed two nights in Reykjavik and been to see the puffins and whales for a day which works well. Others have stayed another day and done the Golden Circle (the Geyser, Gullfoss, Glacier and Sellfoss) on a second day. This is a long day but worthwhile. It also gives …