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michel367-A learning experience and a lot of luck-Oct 2010

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:14 am

Yep.
The next trip is coming up. :dance:
28 October till 01 December.

I will be attending a wildlife course in Phalaborwa and it will be, primarily, given in the Kruger.

I know. It is still a very long way to go, but I am already very exited about it and going through the (e)motions of being in that special place I love so much.

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Unread postby michel367 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:23 am

Thanks Rookie and Katja.
It will not be a "walk in the park"though.
Have not "crammed" for an exam in over 25 years.

It is the Fgasa1 course packed into 1 month of inhouse studying and learning including the theoretical and practical exam. :big_eyes:

Oh Micetta. I won't be ding that. You all will. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:33 pm

Eish Micetta.
It is an in-house course.
We are being taught the whole day and a lot of the classes are actually in Kruger and on foot.
As for how many hours a day? No idea, but I suspect it will be full days. :lol:

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Unread postby michel367 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:35 am

In the meantime a picture of one of the wonders I am going to see and be able to learn a lot about.

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Unread postby michel367 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:54 pm

Imagine walking through Kruger like that on daily basis. :whistle: :whistle:

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Unread postby michel367 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:10 pm

Walking through Kruger and seeing this magnificent display of wonders when the sun comes up:

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:39 pm

I received my schedule today.
Man. Those 30 days are going to be gruelling.

Every day starts with an hour long test of what you have learned the day before.
Then a part, e.g. Geology, in the morning. A part, e.g. Taxonomy, in the afternoon and then studying in the evening.
Saturday mornings practical on foot in the bush and then a day and a half off time.
Day 29 National theoretical exam and day 30 Practical exam/ assessment.

Phew.
I am really looking forward to it. :D :D

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Unread postby michel367 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:04 pm

Last night I was thinking and one of the things I would not like to encounter is a member of this species. I just do not like them. Especially when they are in my car.

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But as you all can see. Everybody left the R 100.00 note just where it was. :lol: :lol:

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby michel367 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:36 pm

I will tell you a secret.
I keep them as pets. :whistle: :whistle:

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby michel367 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:13 pm

But, as the saying goes, time is getting near and it is only 7 more weeks to go from today until I will be on the plane to get me to my final destination.

The only place where this glorious sight can be seen.

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby michel367 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:28 am

Eish bud. :slap:
You don't get riled up so easily don't you. :wall: :wall:


For those who still have to wait a loooong time to get to that special place:

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby michel367 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:51 am

Elzet :lol: :lol:
Things of great beauty must be displayed :twisted:

Ukwazi
Going to give me a hard time aren't you? :evil: :P

Shi
Nothing to report yet.
Preparations are coming along very slowly. :wall: :wall:

LZ
Studying???
What's that?
No time for it.
Very busy at the moment.

But here is a little something for you to keep you occupied:

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby michel367 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:25 am

Well folks.
The last month of this long wait has finally arrived.
Soon my new lifestyle is going to start.
Only 27 days left now before I arrive in my beautiful South Africa and only 31 until I start the course that, I hope, will give me a chance for a change in the future.

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:14 pm

7 sleeps for me till back on SA soil, then it will be your turn.

Hope you can keep in touch regularly, to let us know how it's all going :thumbs_up:
Thinking of Africa every day.

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Re: A learning experience and a lot of luck

Unread postby michel367 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:15 am

Ok.
Time to get serious now.
The 3 weeks mark has been reached and it is time to start and make a list of everything needed.
Time to, gradually, start packing and trying to figure how to cram everything into one suitcase and still stay within the 20 kgs limit.


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