The last two months of our visit sped by at an alarming speed. In the early

weeks, I had set up various contacts and planned out areas for further

investigation. Some of these proved fruitful, others less so, and the major

part of our stay was devoted to gathering materials which were likely to

contribute to a successful and coherent piece of work. Interviews were planned

to cover a range of people as far as possible representative of the different

types identified, and it seemed prudent to consult as many ‘experts’ as

possible. Inevitably questions arise in later conversations which can only be

answered by returning to earlier ones. That one can follow these up is one

of the great advantages of long-term fieldwork, but it all takes time.