Okay rub it in.....we know where you are going !!!!
It never ceases to amaze me that C.O'Dee can wake up, switch off an alarm and stand up all in one movement
I had being lying awake for a while but I was still incapable of getting up. C. O'Dee ( sweet
that she is ) made the tea/coffee...and eventually I managed to get up and start the day.
Our plan of action for the day was to do a game drive before breakfast, then photograph 3 different chalets and be ready to go up in the helicopter at 12h00.
We were ready to leave by 5h45 but it was a bit dark so a second cup of tea/coffee was in order!
We left the chalet at 6h00..talk about being first out of the gate. The entire camp was still fast asleep!
We went off in the direction of Bulshoek picnic site and just before the turn off we came across some Burchell's Zebra. They were definitely on their way somewhere and had no intention of stopping and posing for the camera. We managed a bit of video though....
We turned off to Bulkraal picnic site and we saw many antelope along the way...springbok,gemsbok, hartebees and kudu. A couple of ostriches and chicks put in an appearance as well. The animals were extremely far away so there were no photographic opportunities at all.
We got out at Bulkraal and took some photos.
The swimming pool was pristine....it was way too early and chilly to swim though!
C. O'Dee's photos
We left Bulkraal and continued around the loop...yet again many animals but far away. We did see one jackal but he ran out of a bush, across the road and disappeared into another bush
We headed back to camp...by now breakfast was beginning to sound like a good idea.
Just as we were about to turn into camp I noticed some zebra up ahead...
I think these were the same zebra that we had seen earlier.
One was quite close to the side of the road and I remember thinking that this was a very good photographic opportunity but he then decided to prove to me that was indeed a male...talk about spoiling a photo
I then asked C. O'Dee to reverse a bit so that I could maybe get him from a better angle and this was when the disaster of all disasters NEARLY happened.
C. O'Dee stalled the kombi backwards!!!...oh yes in true Kalahari Girl style she stalled the Kombi. Well my nose bashed into my precious 40D but luckily for me ( or should I say luckily for C. O'Dee) I had a firm grip on my camera so it didn't quite go flying out of the window. Of course there was much raucous laughter and by the time we looked again the zebra had moved away!! Nevermind C. O'Dee you and I both know that your reversing skills are way better than mine
...I probably would have reversed the Kombi into the bushes
Note to self....remember to have camera strap around neck at all times..especially when C. O' Dee is reversing!
13-15th Oct Kgalagadi Lodge
16th Oct - Twee Rivieren
17-19 Oct - Urikaruus.