So it happened that as staff, my SO gets a number of days per year to spent at almost no charge in the KNP. Unfortunately due to work constraints we do not always use the allocated ones in a calender year. But this year we booked ourselves in at BnD for a whopping two nights
I went to work on Thursday morning, made sure everything was hay-okay, and then the pilgremage for BnD from Skz started.
Now, as a rule, when we go away we switch off completely, that includes work, tv, newspapers, etc.
Normally we drive at a ave speed of 30, which for me is very, very slow, simply because I am used to drive at 60 on the way to work and back.
And we adore and appreciate anything and everything- just like normal tourists. I even stopped for a few snails. You all will understand that when you have small kids, you teach and show them whatever you can.
We left skukuza around midday when it was approaching the mid thirties. By 2 it was 42 degrees- a mild summersday in the park.
At delaporte dam we saw about 50 buffs. The first animals of the trip.
The closer and closer we got to our destinaton, the greener the field looked, which tells me that we might have a fairly reasonable summer
Our routine stopover was at Afsaal, where I could be rest assured that its not only my bathrooms that needs some maintenance.
We saw our first and only YR at a lion sighting just past Afsaal- it was Salamanda. Had a quick chat and we left
I was fascinated by a yellow bird at one stage. Sorry, but I only recently found out that a Ostrich cant fly, so my knwoledge of birds is not only limited, its also almost non excistant.
Anyway, back to the yellow bird. It looked like a budgie, but when I looked at the birds in my book, I saw theres a few hundred yellow birds. In the meantime, the bird flew of, so i got very confused between all the different yellow birds, so up to date, I have no idea what bird it was.
We did, however see a number of doves on the road. That I know, because they were not in the trees.
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I will post pics tomorrow, as our camera is currently with one of our friends.
I will in the meantime give a few lectures with my TR as well. Like when I asked my wife how long a snail lives. She replied: untill a car drives over it