Sunsets in the Wolgan Valley. And the birth of new adventures.

I love watching the sun set. Not only because it can be a very beautiful thing; watching the clouds change from white and gray to pink and orange and red, feeling the heat escape from everything as the light trickles behind the horizon, but because it creates in me a sense of comfortable familiarity. No … More Sunsets in the Wolgan Valley. And the birth of new adventures.

The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 4).

Day 19 I awoke to a perfect egg-yoke sun and blue skies to infinity. The mist was falling back across the far hills and a fine dew decorated the grass, which was spread across the valley like a brilliant emerald carpet. We were an easy 20 km from the entrance to Terelj National Park, and … More The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 4).

The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 3).

Day 13 Over the duration of my trip I became familiar with the different sounds produced by my horses, and what they probably meant by them. On a basic level, there was: 1. the ‘desperate neigh’, which the fat brown horse often utilised after being separated from the white horse, 2. the ‘enthusiastic neigh’, which … More The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 3).

The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 2).

Day 7 The sun is falling steadily behind the horizon, and the seemingly incessant buzz of flies has given way to the high-pitched wurr of mosquitoes. I hear the steady chomp of molars on grass as my horses satisfy themselves on the sweet vegetation below, and quietly observe the solitary flight of a hawk soaring … More The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 2).