Monday Dec 09 2013 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, SaskatoonPost a comment Event type: reading, signing
Sleeping with Rhinos: Journeys to Wild Places (Parkland Publishing)
Follow Saskatoon travel writers and photographersand as they track the legendary big cats of Africa, marvel at the spectacle of Mexico’s great monarch migration, and get personal with resplendent white baby harp seals on isolated ice floes. Twelve stories transport you to some of the world's most spectacular wild places. Watch the sun rise over the world’s largest and most colourful sand dunes in the Namibian desert, then venture to the Athabasca Sand Dunes where rivers slice through the world’s most northerly dunes. Trek the Roof of Africa in northern Ethiopia where barbed peaks loom over chasms dropping into oblivion. Ramble through the wilds of Patagonia to iconic landmarks and hidden treasures. Endure the infamous “Drake Shake” on a voyage to Antarctica, and puzzle over beguiling mysteries on Easter Island.
The Karpans’ adventures range from white-out blizzards while living in an igloo in the Arctic, a flash flood in the Kalahari Desert, an attack by a bad-tempered moose, and waking up to five rhinos having a scuffle outside their small tent. Along the way, they find wild places relatively untouched by our rapidly changing world, and others teetering on the brink.