The wrong road taken... but how much fun did we have
So with stomachs lined with oil and a lot of excitement we decide to go to back to Skuks via H2-2->S114... well what can I say, except to read the flood updates before you decide to take any road
Before we knew that this is what we saw, and being a stiffie on the rise I was elated to have a first sighting of a birdy that I searched for on my previous trip
I just have to say, that I drove this road once now, and it wasn't a road with any animal life but birds, I saw and bumpy, yes the road is full of that. My lock of the boot of my car went loose and i couldn't open it the rest of the trip, so the road is a no-no for small cars that rattles a lot
We stopped to just take a kiekie of this name plate, i actually stop at each one I see.
As ever the beautiful LBR that I have to take kiekies of wherever I go...
He didn't like us tourists a lot and told us off
so we moved on to find friendlier animals
We then found tortie strolling about on his own mission
Ya, I know, this is all we saw until we got to what I think is the weir, we heard the fish eagle call in the distance and then took kiekies of this bootiful specimen
and then as we want to cross the road what greets us?
as you guys guessed... A broken flooded bridge
so we turn back to Afsaal to go to SKuks via H3, and I'm glad we did because then I saw my special new birdy
a Purple Roller (I know the kiekie isn't great but it is proof)
We drive back the H3 and decide to do the otherside of the weir and drive S23 and do a U-turn via S114 up to Skuks. We saw the following on this very very bad road... I'm just amazed that my car is still in a driving condition after that road. Eish it was like doing the elliptical machine (i think)at gym
We did have nice sightings though...
A ellie digging a borehole of his own
and having something nice and refreshing to drink
At the S21/S114 T-junction we struck luck with 3 amigos walking towards us
I got a bit close and personal with one
It wasn't long until he told me that I wasn't really his type so I cried a bit on my friends shoulder an we moved on. We then saw lovey dovey zebs...
We didn't stay long with them and moved on, as we drove the S114 to get to the H1-1 we just hear this ruckuss and what a beautiful sight we had when we got to see past the leaves, it was like really watching bush TV
THese ellies where having a lot of fun in a little water pool and they kept us entertained for a good 30 minutes
We left them and we were on our way to leave Kruger again, but not to worry to enter again tomorrow again. On the bridge I took a few kiekies of fishies again, they really interest me even though I don't look up what their names are.
Yes BB, if you ever read this, the Kruger bridge is the right place to go fishing
From there we went to Sabie Parks picnic spot, which we call the seekoeigat (Translated: hippohole)
This is our view of the Kruger
this is our 'hide' and you can see there in the water a buff chilling
Just see how close we are to Kruger, this is where I found my love for the Kruger, as I child I went there with my family almost every single holiday.
I had the luck to see my first Harrier Hawk as well today
I know the kiekie is a bit pixelated-sorry
We were chased away from the picnic spot as it was getting too late now, and then we met very interesting people that showed us something extraordinary, this, if I can remember correctly is Moon, Mars and Mercury
I can be wrong as this was 6 months ago but it was the moon and 2 planets...
We went home and had a lekker braai discussing what we experienced today. We ate Texan steak and potato salad and actually went to bed very early as we were exhausted.
Tomorrow will be last day in the Kruger as I'm leaving at 1 to go to Pretoria to write and exam and pick up Cheets for our second leg of the trip...tbc