Monday, 27 February 2012

Where I'm found

My good friend Chris in New Jersey sends this photo. It doesn't look quite like this where I am though; in fact here the sun sears the street, a coppersmith barbet taps out his hollow song and, beneath the giant picture window of my imperial room, over the wall from the hotel's flawless gardens, a young man in a checked lungi pees in the litter-laden bushes that line a busy road. Oh India.

Chris also writes with news of mammals seen on offshore research trips: grey seal and minke, humpack and very rare northern right whales. It is in search of whales, pygmy blues among other possibilities, that tomorrow I travel to Sri Lanka. I'll be in touch.

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