In early 1963, with the world on the cusp of innocence forever lost, a young and carefree Lawrence Crowley journeyed across Europe and Africa in pursuit of his passion for falconry and found some fun and adventure along the way. His money was scarce, but his enthusiasm was abundant! Sleeping arrangements were unused jail cells, the decks of ships, or sides of roads; the food, and sometimes lots of drink, challenged a cast iron stomach; transportation ran the gamut from walking, to a VW Bug, to hitching rides with smugglers. Larry’s descriptions of the ready friendships of complete strangers and his remarkable experiences working with renowned falconers transport the reader back to that time and place as they travel with him on his personal falconer’s odyssey.
This book is a beautiful snapshot of an era and people now gone and a unique adventure that could not be repeated today.