Good Evening again! Wow, I had the most amazing relaxing day in Kruger! Sorry I cant bring you great sigthings, but then…..it was just another day…and I took it very slow! I thank you all so much for the Birthday wishes, not sure how many ppl in the world can say that they had over a 100 wishes on their birthday! I again thank you for reading the blog and those commenting for the first time!
Not a long blog tonight, although I can probably sit here the whole night talking to you all! I left camp at 6:30…first a call from Engel and then JenE…then MIL (jaycee) and as I was on the road from Susan (SIL), then The Chappies….and so many SMS’s coming through…believe me…I appreciated it all…but wanted to run away from civilisation and just be in the bush!
I decided to go to Maroela camp where I will be moving on Thursday to go and see what it looked like, have never been there! It was very overcast and cloudy….another cool day in Kruger, something you dont get very often during the summer months….but then I was thinking……how often during the last month I had driven with my jacket in the car…how often I had to put it on as it was cold! Really did not think I would use it so much!
A quick stop at Nsemani Dam and saw the Comb and White faced ducks…not much else around. Just before the S36 turn off a big herd of Buffs…ppl were telling me that they came running across the road. This is the area of the other 3 male lions that I saw a few days ago….the buffs were really very uneasy, smelling the air, shaking their heads and stamping their hooves!
Its actually very scary to be so close to these beast snorting and shuffing like this! Luckily there were other cars around! One of those Tibby and SO…nice to meet you here with the buffs Ronnie!
This buff it seemed did not have lions on his mind……he was into something else!
Then all of a sudden the drizzle started, how much could I ask for….rain….a herd of buffs…and then as the sun tried to come through…I got my present…a Rainbow! Not a nice pic…the sky was grey, the light was bad, but I saw it! Once again….not many rainbows in Doha…I appreciate it so much when I see it!
Got to Maroela camp and had a look around…not many level stands by the fence…but I think I found one that I would like to park at…that is if I can get the caravan reversed into the spot! Only time will tell….and that is still 2 days away! Made a quick stop at the Orpen shop to buy ice and looked for something to eat….they had prepacked burgers there…but at R22 for a bun with a burger pattie slapped on…not worth it, so I got a packed of crisps…and left!
Took the Rabelaise loop back to camp…and found these, once again, armorous Zebra…not sure if he was trying to whisper in her ear or bite it!
and if she was happy with his advances or saying something else….
That was the last of my sightings for today…A big grades was grading the road and maybe it had much to do with the cats hiding away…..those asking about the roads in the area….most of them are very corrugated….but then…they are trying to sort it out! Some of them, like the S36 and the S100 will always be like they are…because of the traffic on them!
I returned to camp just before 12, played a bit of scrabble with Fathima …decided to make myself a roast pork in the box tonight with broccoli, roast potaoes and carrots…..so took out the meat and then went to have a snooze….set myalarm for 4pm…Im not sure what happened….but I never woke up with the alarm and the 12 messages! I must have switched it off as I was in such a deep sleep!….And maybe you wont believe me now…but I woke up at 6:45pm….. a good almost 5hrs sleep!
I heard voices outside and it was Tibby and SO with another couple….looking at the sunset! I came outside and we had a good chat….really cant believe that I slept that long! A beer later and thank you Tibby and SO for the present of a nice Kruger mug with you signatures and a special birthday message written on it! …and a sunset I missed…and no S100 to bring you the cats tonight…..a day I will not forget for a long time!
My fire is going, but its just too late to try and make that big dinner…so, I will have a sandwich…and I will enjoy it!
Once again, I thank you for all the wishes….and again…sorry I cant bring you any cats tonight…but then…this is Kruger!