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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:50 pm

This is a different City......
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Unread postby salamanda » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:55 am

Great achievement EJ, and yes, I take your point - sadly.

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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread postby hilda » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:49 pm

Very well done EJ .... and with your own rifle! :clap: :clap:
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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread postby ecojunkie » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:45 pm

A short while ago there was a huge noise close by....... I went out with my spotlight torch...... 2 hyenas were bullying a 3rd on the road near the gate!

There was whooping, growling and giggling.....and then as suddenly as it started they were quiet and gone.

Chatted with some guests for a bit, and learned there are ellies at the bottom side of camp too.....
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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread postby hilda » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:52 am

Never a dull moment EJ! :wink:
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:58 pm

Last night I did my 2nd bush braai in a week. The first one I had to chase grey beasties away shortly before the guests came, and then we had zebras hanging around most of the evening.

Last night the grey beasties arrived while I was alone waiting for the catering staff and so I allowed them to saunter past me without chasing them away. Magical!

Only a duiker showed up after that, so a quiet night.

But.......I got back to camp to find a nervous camper had been posting on FB about ellies around camp.....and in fact one squealed as I drove to the gate to unlock it and let myself in. Did a couple of walk-abouts in camp to reassure folk and did talk to the nervous folk eventually. The ellies stayed about munching and rumbling and occasionally squealing.

Just before I turned out the light I was called.....one of the campers had slipped after doing the dishes and cut her hand badly. She needed to get to a doctor urgently. I called the section ranger and got permission to escort them to the gate, explained how to get to hospital in Nelspruit and came back to bed......and was woken at 2am to go back to the gate to escort them back to camp. The lady had stayed in hospital as her hand needed surgery to repair tendons today. They have left camp, so do not know any further details.

Today I was rather tired!!!!
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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread postby hilda » Fri May 01, 2015 6:25 am

I don't blame you for being tired last night EJ! There is always something going on that needs your attention! :thumbs_up:

I wish that woman a speedy recovery! Shame, that ended their camping holiday. :gflower:
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed May 20, 2015 2:11 pm

And now in another SANparks.....Golden Gate. Got here yesterday afternoon and stay until Sunday morning for our annual Indaba. Saw zebs on the way in.....

Set up camp in a beautiful setting next to the river with some of the colourful cliffs in front of me too. It was cold last night....somebody said there was frost. Today is sunny, but a cool wind blowing so out of the sun still feels cold.
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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread postby salamanda » Wed May 20, 2015 2:28 pm

Enjoy the change! I remember that campsite!

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Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed May 20, 2015 2:41 pm

Two views from my camp site. The river is below me too.
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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread postby hilda » Wed May 20, 2015 2:49 pm

Stunning views from your camp site EJ! Enjoy the Indaba! :dance: :dance:
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Unread postby salamanda » Wed May 20, 2015 3:04 pm

Absolutely beautiful , thanks for posting.

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Unread postby Delene D » Wed May 20, 2015 8:13 pm

One of the most beautiful campsites in our National Parks. Enjoy Golden Gate. :)

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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread postby Stampajane » Thu May 21, 2015 8:30 am

EJ, I can't see your photos but I've been there so can imagine it. It is a lovely spot. Enjoy the Indaba.


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