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Re: KNP June 2012 (WendyA plays catch up!)

Unread postby WendyA » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:23 pm

We drove to Skukuza in convoy where we said our cheerios. It was really great to meet up again!

The only other photos I took that afternoon were of a very cute baby zebbie …

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The following morning I was up and out early again.

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Another magical day in the park.

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28/02/15 - 08/03/15 - Skukuza
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Re: KNP June 2012 (WendyA plays catch up!)

Unread postby WendyA » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:46 pm

I see I made it to Sunset Dam that day …

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Re: KNP June 2012 (WendyA plays catch up!)

Unread postby WendyA » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:18 pm

I see I also got to Ntandanyathi bird hide that day too …

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I thought I was going to be put through the same pain I went through in October 2010 watching helpless impala stuck in the mud. Luckily they didn’t venture too far from the hard surface …

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It really is incredible that this was June, and the park had suffered so much devastation and destruction due to the floods in February. It was going to be another dry winter for the animals …

Other beauties I saw that day:-

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28/02/15 - 08/03/15 - Skukuza
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Re: KNP June 2012 (WendyA plays catch up!)

Unread postby WendyA » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:25 pm

I know from today’s photos that I made my way to Biyamiti Weir, then on to Mpondo before returning to Berg en Dal.

Let me share some of my sightings with you …

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On leaving Mpondo a real surprise was waiting for me …
28/02/15 - 08/03/15 - Skukuza
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Re: KNP June 2012 (WendyA plays catch up!)

Unread postby WendyA » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:23 pm

So, I left Mpondo to make my way back to Berg en Dal and what did I come across …???

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A sleeping LIT! Facing the opposite direction so not a great photo.

But then …

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What a treat!
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Re: KNP June 2012 (WendyA plays catch up!)

Unread postby WendyA » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:07 pm

I did have another lovely treat that day too on whatever route it was I took …

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How cute!

On the tar road close to the turn off to Berg en Dal I couldn’t resist stopping for a sunset photo …

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… and how lucky was I when suddenly in the bush close to where I’d stopped, movement …

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The dogs were heading off into the bush so those were the only shots I got. Still, I’d got to see dogs! Woo hoo!
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Re: KNP June 2012 (WendyA plays catch up!)

Unread postby WendyA » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:06 pm

D-Day – time to go home.

I decided I wouldn’t pack up first thing, but would go for a morning drive then come back mid-morning to break camp. What a great decision! Guess what my first sighting of the day was …..?????

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What a fabulous way to start my last day in the park!
28/02/15 - 08/03/15 - Skukuza
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Re: KNP June 2012 (WendyA plays catch up!)

Unread postby WendyA » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:27 pm

I went to Gardenia Hide and couldn’t believe the state of the door …

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Heksie and I were booked to stay at Sable Hide in a few months and this really had me wondering if we’d made the right decision …

A little further on and golden kitties …

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They actually looked quite thin …

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I waited a while, hoping they’d come a little closer but instead they went in the opposite direction and hid behind the little koppie …

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A couple of the females were a little closer than the rest of the family …

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Further on and another family … Mr Majestic, his wife and children …

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Unfortunately my time was up and I had to return to pack up.

On leaving the park, I stopped on the bridge where there was a goliath heron and loads of crocs

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… I couldn’t believe that another magical week had come to an end.

It had been brilliant as usual and the countdown was on again ... 39 more sleeps till I was back in Kruger again!
28/02/15 - 08/03/15 - Skukuza
Can't wait for the cricket weekend!


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