Heksie ... you are going too fast! Remember some of us have to work during school holidays!!!
You forgot to mention that when we got to Sabie Park we were thrilled to see on the board that the Sabie Park leopard was back and had been seen at the house next to your grand-parents' place!!!
It was pitch black when we pulled up and we were both a little nervous getting out of the car and unloading. I was sure the leppie was sitting right next to the house but it turned out to be a rock shaped like a leopard ... the guys who spend days in Kruger chipping away at rocks, trees and bushes, turning them into animals are at it in Sabie Park now!
Anyway, after unpacking we sat on the stoep with our KPAs. It was silent, the night was dark and everything was still. All of a sudden we heard a kind of barking/rasping noise and whatever it was moved from the bushes quite close to where we were sitting, darted across the road behind where Heksie's car was, and into the bushes on the other side. It moved so fast we didn't manage to see what it was. We quickly finished our KPAs and decided to call it a night!
... and then we make MMC. I either drink one before we drive so I can make my numerous wee visits before we enter the park or when I’m at Sabie Park, wee before we leave the house, we drink while waiting at the Gate and wee while Wendy get our day permit and then maybe wee at Skuks again which is 11km from the Gate… I’ve got a weak morning bladder ok… …
Weak bladder, you? No!
You forgot to mention that we met forumite FOREST GUMP
at Skukuza and that we had a chat with him - always nice meeting mites in the park!
The cheetahs were a great sighting and we were also very lucky seeing the leopard at klipspringer koppies that afternoon too ...
The FUNNIEST thing about the leopard was that couple who asked what we were looking at ...
It wasn't a great sighting and for a lot of the time it was just Heksie and I sat there. Every time a car came up we had to explain where the leopard was ...
"You see that big rock on the right ... You see the big rock to the left of it ... In the middle of the two BIG rocks there's a smaller rock and the leopard is just behind the smaller rock."
"OH YES!" was usually the answer we got.
Well, there was one couple who pulled up and we went through the Big Rock, Little Rock thing. Both the woman and the man had their binoculars out and were looking. "OH YES!" exclaimed the woman, "I can see him."
"Where is he?" asked her husband. We went through the Big Rock, Little Rock thing again.
He continued scouring the rocks with his binoculars, not saying a word.
"Do you see the leopard?" his wife asked.
"No!" he replied.
"Right," said his wife, "see that big rock to the left that looks like a boob?"
"Yes" he replied ...
"To the left of that big boob there's another big boob ..."
"Yes" he said
"In the middle of the two big boobs there's a little nipple - the leopard is just behind the nipple!"
"OH YES!" he exclaimed, "I see him!"
"Men," his wife said ... "they only speak one language!!!"
We were in hysterics!
... I started a woodfire- which btw I had teach Wendy to do, there is a hilarious story that will be told in the near future about Wendy’s woodfire and why I will not come within 5 feet of her when she makes one …
Neeeeeeeee ..... I must just stay away when you add more paraffin soaked tea bags to the fire!