to all the Mites!
We got back last Monday night after an awesome trip to Tzendze! What an experience we had!
The only drawback after going away is catching up with all work that piled up while you where away, not even to mention the laundry...... so I caught up on all the work and laundry last week and from today I can spend all my extra time on the forum! Must confess, I really MISSED the forum and all my forum friends!
I kept a short dairy every day on the trip and my intentions was to post it every night, but the vodacom signal was really bad, coming and going and none of the posts I submitted reached the forum. But not to worry, a full trip report will follow!
This was a trip of many many small things and plenty birds (about 14 lifers for us), also plenty buffs and ellies around every corner that always seemed to be in a bad mood, we were charged by ellies three times and once I thought this is how we are going to die............. The first couple of nights I would jump if a big spider or red roman ran across the ground sheet, but later I got used to them and just stood still. Until the last night I switched on my torch after going to bed and a huge spider sat right next to my face on the tent's wall. I made Skillie get up and chase the spider out, but before the spider got to the door he disappeared behind our bags and then I could not sleep!
Hey Rosemary, thanx for the reply! We had a safe trip there and back, took our time and enjoyed driving through Magoebaskloof both ways.
Hey Kaapsedraai, thanx for the reply! We love camping, but the two nights we spend at Mopani was absolutely great! The Shipandani hide was our first and last stop of almost everyday, wish that was my backyard!
Hey Mel, thanx for the reply! I missed the webcams and hope you cammers caught it all!
Hey Manicwalker, thanx for the reply! It was so nice to drive through the gates of Kruger again, but too soon you see the wrong side of the gate again, that's the side when you have to leave.....
Hey Trrrpie, thanx for the reply! Me and Skillie could relax and unwind at Tsendze with all the birds and the Wood-land Kingfishers singing their song for us everyday! The days after being back home, I could still hear them calling in my head and would go outside looking just to make sure, but not WLK's in Pretoria.....
Hey MM, thanx for the reply! We did not catch germs this time, but the bugs and mozzies almost carried us away into the river.
Hey Phillip, thanx for the reply! Me and Skillie had an amazing adventure and we will be back at Tsendze and will explore the north a bit more next time, waiting for Shingwetzi to open again.
Hey SL, thanx for the reply! We had awesome sightings indeed and hope you will enjoy the TR!
Hey Vinkie, thanx for the reply! Glad you will be joining the TR, your turn is also getting closer! ps: will mail your parcel beginning April!
Hey Heksie, yes were back and I really missed you guys! I was so lekker, I would have loved to stay another week!