Anne-marie, Trrp, MM and Philip
that little dassie is an old friend from last year!!!!
he is cute isn't he!!!Day 8 (Nov 7th)
Today we had a tentative arrangement to meet Normana53 and Torticat at Mopani. We had no specific plans, but we were hopeful that we would find them, so we set off early for a slow drive up to the camp.
Mopani is 75kms from here, so we estimated that with stops for all the doggies and cheetahs, that we would see along the way, it it would take us about four hours!!
By now the gate guards recognised us, and had a friendly chat as they checked the car for alcohol, and then we were on our way up the H9, and pretty son we branched offf up the H14.
We had only gone a few kms, when there in the bush was this beauty.
We were being so lucky with lions!!!
She was in no hurry to move off, and we ended up spending about 30 mins with her...........totally alone!!
We were so thrilled with this experience, that we didn't really care whether we saw anything else that day, or not, but not long afterwards this lovley giraffe came to say hello.
Then it went very quiet until nearer Mopani, when this large herd of Buffs were intent on crossing the road. This little guy was very inquisitive.
We eventually arrived at Mopani, and the first thing we saw was a car with a huge yellow mirror cosy and a red ribbon. Even if it wasn't Norman it would be a forumite, so over I went and knocked on the window. I gave the drfiver such a fright, she nearly jumped out of her skin..............but when she wound the window down, and we started chatting, I found that I had tracked down Torticat, and that Norman was not far away!!!
We arranged to meet for lunch and in no time I was giving Norman a big hug, and thinking yet again how wonderful these forums are!!!
He had brought me a present........a fillet of Alaskan smoked salmon!!!! I was so gobsmacked at such a generous gesture, especially as Dungy and I love smoked salmon!!!
We ordered lunch and chatted like old friends, until eventally it was time to head back to Phala. Sadly none of us thought to take any pictures............we were too busy talking!
On the way home we saw a few animals and birds, and I particularly ,liked this little fellow.
We of course tried the salmon when we got home.............absolutley delicious with some lemon juice, black pepper and a few slices of avo!!!
Somehow, I don't think it will last long!!!
Then we cooked our evening meal of roasted pork steaks, and afterwards sat with an Amarula and coffee, reflecting on the wonderful day that we had had.Day 9 (Nov 8th)
Poured with rain all day, so another day at home!!
To be continued...........