Were there dinosaurs in New Zealand’s Jurassic Fossil Forest at Curio Bay?

In the Jurassic you could have walked from what is now the fossil forest at Curio Bay in southernmost New Zealand (see featured image), to Australia, or Antarctica. Both continents were then part of Gondwana, and Curio Bay was somewhere near Gondwana’s coast. Did dinosaurs… Read more

Uganda – Hell-train to Kasese

As I lowered my arse out the door of the moving train, with my trousers and undies around my ankles, I saw a terrifying sight. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. I had a vague plan to get to South Africa, kind of over-land. Starting in Nairobi, Kenya, I had… Read more

When Corals Lived in the Mongolian Gobi

Corals in Mongolia – is there a better example of dramatic Earth-change?! The Gobi Altai -the mountains flanking the Gobi Desert, are far from the sea. They are semi- arid, bitterly cold in the winter, with lots of bare rock and virtually no trees.  Nomadic… Read more