...........I must be in the running for the prize as the worst forumite around
!! Some of you may still remember my incomplete trip-reports under the "Quickies
" banner, given that I visited everything from the Karoo National Park, to West Coast, to Addo, to Kruger, to Mokala and more. as quick stops that I wangled into my travel schedule while working. Problem is that I always got so exited about the next Quickie that I never finished the report of the previous one..........
Well, I am back - wiser and more of an adult - to (try) make amends. Only this time, my next trip is not quite a quickie.........its going to be more of a lengthy indulgence
..................Shimuwini for 3 nights and then the long drive down to Balule for 3 nights......... (now doesn't that just sound like pure unadulterated pleasure
). I'm leaving in a little under a week and packing and preparations started a longggggg time ago. I can now proudly say that all the non-perishables and my fair share of new gadgets and toys are packed. Only stuff left to do now is to get the clothes in and buy the perishables before we hit the road.
No well then fine.........I'm so keen to make amends that I am starting this trip report before the trip
I have got my hands on one of those trophy cams - the kind that you strap to a tree and come back the next day to check what has walked past. This is one of the new gadgets in my arsenal of toys that I intend strapping to the camp fence - without getting myself shocked or otherwise into trouble
I have been putting it up around the house to test it out and I now know why birds don't like my bird feeder............. and why I hate the neighbor's cat
Anyway - back to the good stuff of the upcoming Quickie. As you can see below, the packing has gone really well. I'm just kinda shy to admit openly how small my family is when you see all these niceties packed.........and no I don't have a sweet tooth
Lets just say that we pack to satisfy any urge.........and yes, we have done trips where we go the minimalist route. BUT NOT THIS ONE!
So, regarding the trip report. I am hoping to give you some updates before we leave and will try my very best to get some highlights out while we are in Kruger (between eating cookies that is). And then I will try and leave-off the planning for the next Quickie (
I have some work coming up in Mozambique) until this trip report is wrapped up.
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