|Dunlin and Curlew Sandpiper just south of Exceat Bridge|
|they were not asleep all the time|
Saturday 31 August. Still coughing and back pains so did little apart from visit my parents where my dad was sleeping peacefully. Decided to rest tomorrow too.
Friday 30 August. Still coughing and back pains. Visited my parents on the way home. My dad was in a lot of pain and hadn't got up. He's really showing his age. Peregrine on Southwick Power Station.
Wednesday 28 August. Back at work, coughing and back no better. Peregrine on Southwick Power Station on the way.
Tuesday 27 August. Got home at 9.30pm after what seemed like two days of non-stop travelling from Wamena. My cold, which I thought I'd got rid of, seems to have come back while my bruised ribs, from slipping on a fallen tree, seem to have developed into a bad back. Irian Jaya in 1993 was the toughest trip I've ever done. West Papua 2013 might have been a bit easier but at 59 rather than 39 it didn't feel it. Just as well it was successful, although not for photography, as I can't see myself returning to the Arfaks or Lake Habbema. A report will be added in sections to this blog over the next couple of weeks.