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 Post subject: Game drives for the blind
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:54 am 
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One of the best articles in the new "Weg/Go-Kruger" is the one about the experiences of a blind tourist. Most of us rely on our eyes to spot and identify animals and not our hearing (the serious birders may differ) The author inter alia, describes how clearly one hears the crunch of the wheel on the gravel, the rumble of the elephant's stomach and other sounds which the hearing people do not pick up normally or which sounds are not that important to us.

I for sure will try this out when in Kruger again. This may even become a new game for our family. Try and identify as many animals while being blindfolded (the driving bit I will try outside Kruger :doh: )

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A true braaimaster, can also braai blindfolded 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Game drives for the blind
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cheetah2111 wrote:
A true braaimaster, can also braai blindfolded 8)


Yep, but they rely on their noses. If you smell nothing, the meat is still in the fridge. If you smell blood, the steak is rare. If it smells like meat, its medium, but when it smells like Boksburg on pay day, you know its time for Kentucky.

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 Post subject: Re: Game drives for the blind
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:55 pm 
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The bush is not only seeing , but very much of being aware of what happens .
With sharpened senses , I think a blind person on a game drive can certainly be envied and it must be a wonderfull experience :hmz:
We quite often just sit under a tree , even with no animals around to see , with open windows and just listen , listen , to the sounds of bush " silence ".

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 Post subject: Re: Game drives for the blind
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I think most of us rely too much on our eyes alone and not on our other senses.
Good thing to try but remember to listen carefully for the rumble of the ellies tummy otherwise you might be in for a shock. :shock:

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