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 Post subject: Buglette What I Miss About KTP April 2012
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You know how one thing leads to another . . . especially when you’re addicted to writing trip reports. Well, as I was doing my report ‘Rambling Round the Richtersveld’, I found my errant mind constantly straying to thoughts of KTP.

After meandering up from Cape Town via Algeria, Pella and Riemvasmaak, we had spent six glorious nights at Kagalagadi before heading off to the Richtersveld. Our route in KTP was from Tweerivieren to Mata Mata, then Nossob and back to Tweerivieren. The time of the year was August when the weather is just right - days not too hot and the nights not too bone-chilling.

I scratched around my files and sorted some pics so that I can reminisce with you. Hope you’ll join me for my short and sweet trip down memory lane.

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Buglette's Trip Reports:
Introducing a Rookie to the KNP
Red Dust and Diamonds (Mokala)
Tinkering in the Tankwa
Loerie Stalking in the Wilderness
Scratching the Bottom of Africa
Golden Gate to Happiness
Rambling Round the Richtersveld


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 Post subject: Re: What I Miss About KTP
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What I miss about KTP:

Red, red sand dunes

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Wildebeest marching to the nearest waterhole

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The ever-lurking hyenas

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And moms taking care of little ones

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Oh, those majestic Kalahari lions

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As well as the little creatures

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And the medium-sized ones

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I miss looking upwards to see a bateleur in the branches above

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And vultures mating without falling from their tree

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I long for the wide open spaces

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And the silhouettes of dead trees against the African sky

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I miss gatherings at the waterholes

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And springbok shade parties in the heat of day

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Also, getting up close to gemsbok, my favourite antelope

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These are the things I miss!


More memories tomorrow . . .


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 Post subject: Re: What I Miss About KTP
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I miss the Kgalagadi birds - big

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And small

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And those poor, ungainly giraffe battling to drink

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I remember observing clashes in the dust between lusty males

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And an angry male disciplining his harem

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I recall stopping off at Auchterlonie to stretch my legs

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And watching fiery sunsets with a drink in hand

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Before flopping into bed in a comfy chalet

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These are the things I miss about KTP.

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Sigh!


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 Post subject: Re: What I Miss About KTP
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There are a couple of things I don't miss about KTP:

Those bumpy corrugated roads

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And not being able to do anything for the loser after a clash for supremacy

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Otherwise everything was perfect.

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Buglette's Trip Reports:
Introducing a Rookie to the KNP
Red Dust and Diamonds (Mokala)
Tinkering in the Tankwa
Loerie Stalking in the Wilderness
Scratching the Bottom of Africa
Golden Gate to Happiness
Rambling Round the Richtersveld


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