………………..a guy and heads to our car with purpose.
Me: “I’m sure it’s a forum member, probably just forgot his ribbon.”
Mom: “ I think he wants to tell us we have good taste in cars.” (Drove the same Landy)
Both of us wrong….
He had seen plenty yellow ribbons and had decided we were the ones to tell him what they meant. He had also clearly seen more ribbons than we had…other than ours (which occasionally gave me a fright, but that’s another story
) we had seen a grand total of none!!
Using our masterful powers of deduction we concluded that he had to have seen so many ribbons during the week and weekend prior to our visit when of course it was the cricket weekend!
And with another great mystery solved we toasted our detective prowess with a Christies
and hit the road in search of our two mites.
Along the way we spotted a big herd of
On the opposite side of the Sabie river and coming down for a drink
Not lingering for too long we moved on up to Nkhulu but had to stop when we this breeding herd of
Who were out having a bit of a mud bath….These Kruger animals sure do love their Spa days
A very shaky video to start with but as a novice what can I say
We made it to Nkhulu but definitely a bit after the scheduled time. To our disappointment there was only one other car there and no yellow ribbon…..
Feeling bad and disappointed we were walking across the parking area when this car comes straight at me!!!
After my nerves have calmed down We are very happy to see our fellow mites…none other than the anniversary couple Holigan and Mellory! We sadly did not get to spend too much time with them as we had to get a move on in order to check in at Orpen that evening. We did however get glowing reports of their romantic accommodation at Lower Sabie.
They were so in love with life, the farm and each other that it was a pleasure being in their company. Thanks to both of you for spending some time with us it was great to see you again and we know we have made some great new friends! Mel, hope you are feeling better & Holigan hope Fritz is feeling better too.
After leaving Nkhulu we headed on the H1-2 towards Tshokwane and came across our first
Tortoise of the trip
After that things were pretty quiet for a while except for the occasional sound of a Christies can being opened. It was that dead time in the afternoon when all the animals seek shelter and were mostly content to let them. However after about an hour of no visible signs of life we were starting to wonder If Jacob had let all the animals out of the farm gates. Where were all the impies?? Not even a centipede for a while. And then just as we were wondering if we were the last living beings on this road, there it was….Our very first…………………………………..
"I have a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Lebombo mountains"
Nov 13-14 Lower Sabie, 15-18 Satara, 19-22 Skukuza,22-27 Biyamiti
Dec 24-27 Biyamiti, 28-29 Orpen, 30-31 SkukuzaThought for the dayTR March 2010