Gorillas #3

Just to give you a few more photos of these great and diminishing friends of ours:

Here is a so-called “blackback” carrying his little brother out of the feeding bushes into the open area.

Some folks ask “how is it that you do a mountain gorilla trek?” Now that I have done, well, let's see. Counting all of the times that I have been out on the trail trying to find a or more than a gorilla. And adding in all the other times I looked to see if I could find a gorilla. Well, turns out only once. Thus, this is the only time. Doesn't make me much of an expert, seems to me. Even so, here are my thoughts.

Gorillas #1

No doubt gorillas fascinate us because they are like us, but somewhat different. Here are a few gorillas I found in northern Rwanda at the border. I liked them a bit, but did not feel a great connection.


Eastern Rwanda #3

Here is the road you take to see some giraffes. The troop/herd/gang/gaggle/family/gathering/bundle of giraffes we found numbered more than twenty-five.


Eastern Rwanda #2


Eastern Rwanda #1

Happened to make my way to eastern Rwanda. But before we talk about that I need to tell you that I have never seen a more significant difference between two places as I did see when moving from the eastern Congo into Rwanda. It was almost like going from one country to another. Here is a photo of the border crossing between the Congo (to the left) and Rwanda (to the right). Seems pretty neutral, but I can say that the chaos on the left side is way more significant than on the right side.

About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."


The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.


The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.