Its another Good Morning to all again! I had such a nice time around the fire with VVSG and when we looked again it was almost midnight! M was not feeling well and went to bed..This morning VVSG is checking the tent of the caravan to see if I could use it incase the awning tears some more..so Im sitting here blogging while he is sweating away!
Quickly to the comments….Thank you all for your concerns about my mouth..much better this morning..I even ate some steak last night! Thanks to VVSG and M for bringing meds! Knikkie Im sure it must be the same 3 lions, they are seen by many ppl walking around the camp! GemmaT it was the exact same giraffe kill…It was amazing to be so close to those lions watching them eat. This is all that is left …notice how green the grass is around it..remember in August it was only sand and very open!
Liza Opperman, congratulations!!! Hope its another bundle of joy!!! Ruth (Jhb) sounds like your husband is the same as mine….Prefers the Sea!! Wes and Liz, nice chatting to you too while waiting for the leopards to come out! Hope you have many more sightings around Balule! Maureen the 1st March Im moving camp from Letaba to Shingwedzi…maybe we meet somewhere on the road! Kitwebun, I saw that man driving off the road, almost to under the leopard tree! Idiot…I could also not take a pic as he was around the bush….but, I did see another man taking one. This same man, I was told by click click , drove off the road, around all the cars to right ontop of lions in the road! I truly hope that someone reported him for this behaviour! Also a warm welcome to all the new readers, and again thank you all for reading and your comments!
Before I forget, as promised the pic of Girivana Dam!
Many people were packing up and leaving yesterday, including Marty and Fam…always sad to meet great ppl and then come back to camp and they are gone! Marty and Fam I thank you all for the lovely gift of the book and also for the can of Blue Stratos..(I can now once again, smell Engel when I go to bed at night)!
I think that the animals also packed up and left with all the visitors! Sightings were real slow. The sky was once again covered with clouds and maybe I looked more into the sky than into the bush! Such a treat to see so many clouds. In Doha its a great occassion when we can see a cloud! The fam here in S.A always think Im grazy when we land and I tak pics of the clouds!
Today I drove up the S90, then the S41 Gudzani road, and down the S100 back to camp in time to meet VVSG and SO. The first sighting was this Black Backed Jackal that came running towards me!
A big herd of Buffs far away in the bush and some Giraffes, Zebra and Impala. Gudzani East WH is bone dry! Not sure if its one of those that they have closed down! But the spruit was full of water and its real strange to drive the same roads a few months later and see the change. In August I found a lone Sable here, today, just water and even a lone Hippo!
The S100 today was basically what its know for by many….just a dust road! No animals insight for the first 10km! Then a few Impala and another big herd of Elephant. I took this pic with the clouds as it just felt so eerie!
Got back to camp, took a pain tablet and shortly after VVSG and SO arrived. Got the meds from them, and it really helped a lot! They went for a drive while I had a snooze (well actually, I slept!) They woke me at 4:30 and we went for a drive together. Pass Nsemani Dam, onto Girivana and back down to camp. Again sightings very slow..but we saw another Impala carcass in a tree….hopefully when I drive there today I will see another leopard!
We arrived 3minutes late for the gate and it was closed! VVSG had a bit of a chuckle with the guy at the gate and he opened for us! Many more ppl coming from behind! I started the fire as we had a braai with steak and lambchops. VVSG really enjoy his vegs, so I made butternut, potatoes in foil and a spinach and mushroom “bake” . It was real nice to be able to eat something solid again!
A nice eve and I really had a good sleep again! Now its time to finish off and get ready for a drive! I once again thank VVSG and SO for coming around, bringing me some supplies and most of all the meds!
Hope you all have a super day!