Here is a map that I made for all of you working in or visiting Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda. It shows the overland route from the town of Kitgum.
Here are the precise GPS-measured distances and turns to reach the Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp, to go along with my Kidepo route map.
a poem by Richard Owen (1804 – 1892), excerpted from The Shamba Raiders, by Bruce Kinloch
Sam Scroggins was a naturalist and hunter from the nursery;
His maths were poor; his Latin weak; his grammar-studies cursory.
At three he was a graduate of field and forest lore
And broke his father’s windows with a catapult at four;
Could ride and shoot, – just sign his name, and loved a spice of danger;
Equipped in fact by Nature for the duties of a Ranger.
So when he grew to manhood and they offered him a billet
As a Ranger in Uganda, he was very glad to fill it. Continue reading “The Triumph of Science”
My friend was heading off on a ice climbing adventure and was missing some gear, so we decided to sew it ourselves. We started with the leash:
I designed and built this Adirondack-inspired garden chair from reclaimed redwood with stainless steel deck screws. The proportions are tailored my body but comfortably fit anyone over five feet tall.
I shot this time lapse video of the entire construction of the Douglas B. Gardner ’83
Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC), a LEED Gold-certified gym at Haverford College. There are 515 daily frames.
I used a Creative NX Ultra webcam mounted inside a window frame using a custom-machined bracket and controlled by an unattended PC. A single 640*480 pixel image was captured and stored locally at noon every day, even while I was away in Africa for several months. The music is Flight of the Bumblebee, from The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and performed by the U.S. Army Strings. This project was made possible by funding from Haverford’s Athletic Department. Thanks, guys!