Ja, Well, No, Fine-another photographic TR.
My 16 year old son comes to visit me for 6 weeks from the USA-half of his summer vacation. Usually I plan to go with him to Kruger for few days. Except when I asked him about going for a few days - uhm, NO is the reply. Well, as I had just started a new job, I was able to spend very little time with him, and eventually pursuaded him to go so we could spend some quality time together. Yes yes yes. Quick check booking on-line. Very litle available seeing we had the long weekend 6-9 August. Then for some reason there seemed to be nothing available for the rest of the week too
. What to do? Contact my friend at Sanparks office in Cresta, who quickly gets me 3 from nights (8-10 August) at Lower Sabie
Nothing for Monday 8th though. How about a day trip in the park on that day, son? We will have to get up at 04:00 for the drive down! NO WAY-ah-teenagers! But we cn spend the night in Nelspruit and be in the Park s early as possible. OK, that's workable.
Off we went, spent the night in Nelspruit, and well, you know, teenagers- he wants his Wimpy breakfast (thats traditional for him now) so we only get to Numbi by 11:00. Not my way of doing things of course. But I was to learn a bit more about teenagers on this trip. For example-I stop for a bird. "What are we stopping for"? asks Mr Teen. "A bird" comes the fatherly reply. "I hate birds" huh
Well I hear a few more of those over the four days we are there, and eventually I gotta ask "why do you hate birds?" Turns out he had a Cardinal bird make its nest on the widowsill of his room back in the USA. Woke him up early every morning-Don't mess with teenagers sleep
. Well, that went on unabated. I stop. "What are we stopping to see"? asks the teen. A bird! "why did I even ask" says the teen.
I spoke in my previous trip that I have have a standard practice of doing the triangular trip between Skukuza, Lower Sabie nd Tshokwane. Well he had his triangle of refernece too-Brekfast Lunch and Supper
Well in despite all of that, we had a wonderful time, Kruger delivered as usual and I spent wonderful 4 days with my son doing what I love, and he evertually joined the fun, spotting some things that I would not have seen.
These then are some of the photos.
First up, stop at Shitlave Dam