Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 315 of 360
 [ 5389 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318 ... 360  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:35 pm 
Offline
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Posts: 8377
Location: Pretoria SA
FAC Member (2012)
At least it seems that help with the Ellies arrived soon, although not soon enough Ecojunkie! :dance: :dance:

_________________
"Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work." - David Grayson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:56 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:43 pm
Posts: 2510
Location: KZN
Wow EJ, well done on confronting the elephant. So glad you won! Makes great reading for us though!! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:41 pm
Posts: 269
Location: Horizon View
Wow! EJ, you certainly have your excitement at Malelane camp don't you. By the way I hope the post surgery appointment went off well and both eyes functioning OK now.

_________________
Proud supporter of the Golden Lions
Read my memoirs and Nov. 2010 Trip Report
Next visit to Kruger 17 Aug to 22 Aug at Crocodile Bridge
UNITE AGAINST POACHING


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:20 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 6805
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
My eyes are fine......the niggle with the left eye we are going to try and overcome by using a low power contact lens to 'smooth out' the scarring on the cornea from the shingles last year. I have a new padlock and keys for the gate.....and staff are busy raking up marulas at the moment....unfortunately within an hour or so there will be more on the ground!!!!

_________________
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the gate leaflet? Do you KNOW the regulations?

Completed over 5 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I were normal I wouldn't be me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:07 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:20 pm
Posts: 1658
Location: East London, South Africa
Hi EJ. So happy to hear that your eyes are OK. Hope the niggles are sorted soon. Unfortunately the ellies have long memories and will be back each year (with friends it seems) to see what marulas there are on the ground. Hope the padlock holds this time - and the fence. Or they may have to chop that particular marula tree down and that would be a pity!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:46 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 6805
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
There are a lot of the marula trees in camp so chopping them down is not really an option......we would be left with little shade in some areas.

Went to bed earlier than I have managed the past few days, and slept well, so not sure yet what happened overnight. It did rain a bit though....

_________________
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the gate leaflet? Do you KNOW the regulations?

Completed over 5 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I were normal I wouldn't be me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:20 am 
Offline
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Posts: 8377
Location: Pretoria SA
FAC Member (2012)
I agree with you Ecojunkie! To chop down the trees wouldn't be an option! That will ruin the camp! :thumbs_up:

I suggest SANParks appoint a full-time person during day time, as well as one during night time, for the Marula period to pick it up and throw it over the fence. :tongue:

Glad to hear that you had an early night for a change! :D

_________________
"Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work." - David Grayson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:27 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 6805
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
Maybe we need a volunteer to sort out the marula fruit in camp......!

Seems the ellies left us alone last night. Suspect they will be back in a day or two though.....

_________________
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the gate leaflet? Do you KNOW the regulations?

Completed over 5 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I were normal I wouldn't be me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:38 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 7393
Location: 2012 km..... to Paradise
FAC Member (2013)
Volunteering :tongue: ....How 8) ....wonder how many we will be volunteering for this very difficult job.:hmz: .. :wink: :mrgreen:

_________________
“Nature is a volume of which God is the author.” ~ William Harvey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:59 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 6805
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
Come and stay with me in marula season and spend the night making sure there are no marulas around so the ellies do not want to come into camp.......!!!!!! And be prepared to chase them out if they do........

_________________
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the gate leaflet? Do you KNOW the regulations?

Completed over 5 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I were normal I wouldn't be me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:08 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:20 pm
Posts: 1658
Location: East London, South Africa
Oh EJ. I could spend the whole year in Kruger chasing ellies and picking up fruit for them if I were a brave person. I have a healthy respect for them and keep my distance. So as a volunteer I am no good.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:31 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 7393
Location: 2012 km..... to Paradise
FAC Member (2013)
ecojunkie wrote:
Come and stay with me in marula season and spend the night making sure there are no marulas around so the ellies do not want to come into camp.......!!!!!! And be prepared to chase them out if they do........

8) ...Got it in black and white I have been successful as volunteer.. :wink:
Job description :tongue:
:think: Need to stay 1 month before "marula season" as I will need pointers from the Pro...hope this does not jeopardize my appointment. :hmz: .... :lol:

_________________
“Nature is a volume of which God is the author.” ~ William Harvey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:43 pm
Posts: 37
We missing you!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:46 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 6805
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
No more trips to report - sorry! Did go to Skukuza for admin yesterday and came across quite a few ellies along the road, but no problems with them.

We have had more ellie problems in camp though......big guy was in camp yesterday morning early....was eventually chased away by section ranger.

Should have more to report next week, but only after Wednesday when I get back from Sand River Bush Camp......will be doing my first camp as second guide. Looking forward to it so much! Going to Skukuza tomorrow morning to invigilate for FGASA exams and then through to the bush camp - think I will be alone there tomorrow evening - wonderful way to get into the right mind-set!!!!

_________________
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the gate leaflet? Do you KNOW the regulations?

Completed over 5 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I were normal I wouldn't be me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:06 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Forumite of the Year & Travel Tale of the Year, Other Parks (2013)
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Posts: 8114
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)
good luck, I will thinking of you on Wednesday :dance:
a first is a first :thumbs_up:

_________________
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5389 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318 ... 360  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by swartj at 19:10:55 Submitted by Sebakwe at 13:31:28 Submitted by Kiepersol at 13:23:07 Submitted by BevAnn at 12:29:12