Crawling through the bush

We are back in the research station at Richards Bays after having spent three nights camping at the beach in Mtumzini.

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We measured the canopies of nine forests plots, fighting with thorny climbers, evil spiky vines and dense thickets of man-high Isoglossa (apparently a plant that lives its life in a seven-years cycle).

But we didn’t complain (too much) and marched through, more than compensated by the late afternoon strolls through mangroves and along a deserted very long sandy beach.

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In two hours, we will be leaving for Mabibi campsite, and I am promised more tropical temperatures. It is rainy and cold outside at the moment, so let’s see.

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