Why am I still awake this time of the night you might wonder? Well currently I'm trying to figure out who can boost the lowest tone- we have Nick the neighbour(spelling) in the right corner snoring VS The King of The Bush, Mr Li-on(lion). But Mr is putting in some BIG hits and will be winning!
Now back to the TR.
As I turned onto the S28 it was clear that a lot of water fell in the area. The road is slippery, sunlight liquid will feel like sandpaper, and there's water running or did run everywhere. The impalas were all soaking wet and the lambs look like teddybears! The first part were very quiet although I found some nice birds, which I can't ID because I don't know birds. But I'm getting there! Past Duke's waterhole I saw 3 elephants standing way of into the bush! Very far! And as I looked through my binos my eyes got sucked into them because I was looking at the man himself! 2 askari standing not far from him. I didn't even take the binos away when I explained to people what I was looking at! Rude aint it? I can't care!!! I'm looking at Duke! Leave me alone was what I wanted to shout. After a while they disappeared and I drove on. Giraffe and more ellies were plenty from there and I even got chased by an angry elephant cow which I have no idea where she came from!
I made my way to LS but not without a stop at Sunsetdam. The dam is full and I saw a nice looking bird there that I will post a photo of. It was raining more heavily now and I only stopped @ LS for 2 minutes. On the bridge crossing the river I couldn't believe my eyes as the river were flowing high, strong and wide! The H10 I only like because of 2 things, the view from nkumbe and I always find lion there. Some1 told me about some lions on the mundze(spelling) loop and as I turned on there I saw the tracks of the lions everywhere. Around the first corner I went and then all went wrong! Because of all the up and down and U-turning of the cars prior to my arrival the road was a sloppy muddy bath. Now my bakkie aint the highest and just then my front wheels got stuck into the mud completely. Now I grew up on a farm and 4X4 occasionally but this I knew were trouble. No matter how hard I tried to get out, I failed. And then mr lion came out a few yards in front of me and was walking away. So what now. How I got out is not worth sharing but out I got and by then mr lion were gone. Back to the H10.
The first 15 km's there were nothing! Nada, zilch, niks, vo_ol,( saffies and afrikaans speaking people). About 5 km's from Nkumbe I got lions. Doing what they do best. Will give a full discription about the sighting when I post the photos. At Nkume I saw ellies, white rhino and giraffe. What amazed me the most was how green the veldt(bush) is as far as the eye can see! Was amazing! Not even 500m from there I found a black rhino with a calf that was in a very playful mode! It was to cute for words!! I quickly made a stop at Orpen dam and were disgusted at the sight of the place!
Another lioness came walking doen the road at the H1-3 H10 crossing. And then I had to stop @ Tswokwane for brunch, for I was starving! Kudu pie was on the menu... But more later![ Post made via Mobile Device ]