We got a gold star at biosecurity because we had scrubbed our boots (2 pairs each), crampons and tripod feet. When you do photo trips out in the wilds it makes it much much quicker if you pay attention to that sort of thing. We got a good laugh when William said he did his scrubbing with a toothbrush (free one from the hotel).
Kim has pointed out that there are some typos in the blog. (Hah so he does actually read it from time to time!) My apologies.
To try and give you non-photogs a picture of what it's like: when on a trip I'm usually up very very early, my brain is going hard all day looking for, and computing the technicalities of making, images under all sorts (and often rapidly changing) conditions. After dinner it's back up all the images (some days we shot over 1000 photos), preparation for the next day, ensuring you have sufficient & charged up batteries for example & attending to emails, chores (washing or whatever). I write the blog late & when I'm tired so it's a wonder I make sense at all really.
If you see something awful please let me know so I can fix it.
I shall do a wind up / postscript in a day or so.