“We're going out today,” my host said to me. “Want to come?”
Well, of course I was up to any adventure that came my way. “Do you want to see the sight of Zebala?” she asked. On further questioning, it appeared that we would be taking a picnic to “The Hill.” Now I really must explain that the area around Zebala, in fact the area around Koutiala, the BIG town some 50km away, is flat...really flat. So...a hill??? Really?
Well, we packed up the picnic basket, rounded up my friend’s kids, sent packing a whole load of others who weren't hers, and loaded up the truck. I was intrigued…why did we need the truck to get there? She made sure I had packed my binoculars and West African bird book. We set off...Read More