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 Post subject: Elsa, Klynstron & Jock - Trip Report : June 2007
Unread postPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:27 am 
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Well, the day before we depart for Kruger and I cannot wait although some members of the party have already had an amazing holiday. However, they need Kruger to relax after the very busy time (it is hard work but someone has to do it - right). My brother, sister-in-law and two nieces will be joining us for our first week and then the three of us will enjoy another week amongst God's creatures.

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Hi to all and thanks so much for the wishes.

I didn't think being abroad for 6 weeks and in some of the most scenic and wonderful places and aboard the most fantastic ship one could imagine could be this exhausting. :? :roll:
But I am seriously needing the peace and tranquility of Kruger to get all my priorities and thought processes in order and therefore cannot wait untill tomorrow morning at 7am when we depart.

We will keep you all informed of our sightings as we step by step get our batteries recharged and return to the normality we like it to be. :D

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 Post subject: Klystron, Elsa & Jock go bush
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Oh we are so green with envy, it was this time last year we were on our way to Kruger for 2 weeks. Hope you have awesome sightings. Can't wait to hear from you guys. Safe travels.


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 Post subject: Elsa, Klynstron & Jock - Trip Report
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Kruger put on it's best 109th birthday performance for us yet today (Thu 31.05). Four more cheetah, this time on the S28 and then a little later, 1km north of Macs waterhole,the highlight of my trip, we came across..... DUKE! :clap:

Two separate wonderful sightings of leopard, lion and rhino completed the day.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:09 am 
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The long awaited trip report at last!

After a couple of trips into the park and more or less seeing the "usual" animals, we finally hit the jackpot with a family of 4 cheetah on an impala kill. What a thrill. Shortly afterwards we came across 2 Tsessebe grazing right next to the road. We saw a Tawny Eagle with a Vervet Monkey kill. We got road blocked by a huge herd of Buffalo just as we were heading for the gate and closing time, only just made it! (That would make it the second time that this has happened to them, the first time they were forced to stayover at Lower Sabie!!!!)

The weather is really lovely and warm. At present (16h58 Wednesday 30/05/07), we are sitting on our verander watching a big herd of elephant drinking in the rivier and the sun setting slowly over the park. Can it get any better?

Into the park again tomorrow. (Thursday 31/05/07)

Will keep you posted with further news!


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 Post subject: Duke Sighting
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Duke was seen along the S28, 1km north of Macs Waterhole.

(Tawny reporting on behalf of Elsa, Klystron & Jock).


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 Post subject: Happy Anniversary
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To Klystron & Elsa. Very best wishes for you 40th Wedding anniversary tomorrow. :clap: Sounds like the Park has given you a great trip to remember this special occasion by.

We hope that you have many more years together in the Park!

Lots of Love
Martial & Tawny


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Congratulations from me too - wow, that is indeed a special occasion!!

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Best wishes for you! 40 years of marriage life together - that's indeed a special occasion to be in the park. Many more happy years together! :dance: :dance:
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Best wishes Klystron and Elsa :D
Up to the next 40 8)

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Klystron and Elsa - wishing you a great 40th wedding anniversary tomorrow. May you have wonderful memories of your special day.


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Congrats Elsa and Klystron, best wishes too you :dance:

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Took a drive up to Satara and saw 2 sightings of lion and a glimpse of a cheetah under a tree by a kill. Lots of other game, just missed leopard on rock near Lower Sabie.


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Wow. looks like they have a great time...congrats on 40 years :clap:


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Congrats on 40 years, I am 7.5 behind!

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