It was with great excitement that we left Nossob. Finally the time came that we all planned for. Sure everything did not workout as planned, but hey it is not a perfect world and we can adapt. It was a great pity that KG could not make it on the first 2 days. I find it amusing 'cause I'm sure all the forumites on the Eco voted for him to get the award he deserves, and now he had to go and collect it during the Eco - really funny in a way!
On the up side, I enjoyed Aubrey a lot. He is assisting rangers in all the major camps in Kgalagadi, had lots of stories to tell about his experiences "working lions", as he said. The utmost respect he has for Albert came through clearly.
The group dynamics was interesting. We had participants from all walks of life - not something that will normally contribute to cohesion, but we had a glue that made things kinda work - everyone had a true love for the Kalahari. Some snapped at every bird within a km, others charged every dune as if it was the most important thing in life, and others just chilled. Here's an early shot of the convoy from my viewpoint. There are a few cars behind us as well:
It was hot! Really hot! My Isuzu's temperature gauge hovered around the 40degC mark. Aubrey had us stop for our first morning break:
Thanks for all the kind comments on the teaser. Maybe I must explain my efforts with the video camera. I'm a part time videographer and was looking for moments to capture - to create a production KG may use as he pleases. Maybe a DVD that can run at reception in TR or maybe just something to cherish. We will see what comes out of this and decide then. I'm doing it because I want to, there is no money involved.
At first I wanted to include daily clips on this forum as well, but I have my second thoughts now. Not everybody likes to be videoed, so I will have to choose my material very carefully. I have no desire to offend anybody, so I'm reviewing close on 2 hours of footage to see what to keep and what to delete. However I will post a few clips. Watch this space!