Our twins, closer to the sun

The atmosphere contains sufficient quantities of oxygen, but very little moisture. It is amazing that anything can grow here. The vegetation is as fantastical as anything I have seen on any other planet, with spears protruding from many of the varieties. Comically strange creatures scurry from plant to plant, hugging the parched ground. Meanwhile, although …

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Not Quite Alone in the Desert

The highest peaks of the Animas mountains in the east are already colouring light pink. As the road dips slightly through an arroyo, there are broad rolling hills to the west. We haven’t made many miles today, but it’s time to set up camp. Carefully I drive off the highway, navigating to avoid cacti and …

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