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 Post subject: weesy-May I or may I not !!a short photographic TR-Nov 2010
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Hi all. i have done much pondering about this. Previously have written a TR but this holiday was to be vastly different to the previous and somehow i feel an era has passed.. For 18 months i had anticipated,longed for a well planned holiday with my greatest Park friend ever. Sadly she passed away just a month prior to our holiday. Now we had 12 days booked in the Park and i for one got rid of any thoughts of returning to the park this trip, it was over :cry: :cry: . Her daughter from Holland and I spent a beautifull day in the park, as Sally lived in Barbeton, where we reminiced, cried, laughed and had some incrdible sightings. My sister then mentioned that her and i should go together for the booked 12 days , wow it was unbeleivable, could i really be going back into Kruger with the only other person i love to be with. My sister. So it was we spent 6 nights in the new Chalets in Pretoriouskop and 6 in the Luxury tents at Lower sabie. We had an awesome time. Somehow doing a TR without Sally is not going to happen. BUT we had some amazing sightings and i just want to share some of these sightings without writing too much. . I will add some naration to some pics that had special meaning as there were many of them. It was an emotional trip...... Is it OK??


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 Post subject: Re: May I or may i not !! Just a short photographic TR
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A first for us. A beautifull Bateleur so close eating termites


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Thanx all for the replies....gonna start with some birds
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This was the first parrot i had seen in the Park

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Comb duck

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Orange breasted Robin Chat

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Help needed with ID please

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Night jar seen during the day

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Mama Egyptian and family

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Burchells coucall

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Brown hooded Kingfishers

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Red crested Korhaan


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If I am not mistaken it is a Tawny Eagle. :hmz:

great pics Weezy. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: May I or may i not !! Just a short photographic TR
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This beautifull Nyala, we had searched without sucess in FEb 09, was standing outside the entrance to Lake Panic, one of Sallys fav spots. We were stunned

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Baby vervit ..so cute

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Baby baboon another cutee

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Ground Hornbill
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Precious little Steenbok

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Poor little baboon with some sort of tumor, didnt seem to hinder him tho

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The greatest sister ever , my sister Tracey.....her regal wave had me in hysterics till tears were rolling


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 Post subject: Re: May I or may i not !! Just a short photographic TR
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Sunset dam

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Rhino on the S28

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Daniel doing what he loves best and is so good at, explaing the history and surrounds of Hippo Pools. Daniels binoculars were brocken and i was so hoping forum members may club in a and help somehow...!! Hes so passionate about his job, even tho hes now retired.

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Daniel riding to work

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These four would not comply and put their heads up together

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Diedericks cuckoo...these little guys were building a nest right in front of our tent


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Thanx so much for the replies.. it means so much!!

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These guys came towards us and u have never heard a vehicle screaming in reverse so fast.....just a little frightening!

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Cuteness

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Our tent at Lower Sabie

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Crested Barbet

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Sightings of Leapard scarce but we did see 3 this is the female under the tree and behind it the male

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Cute babies in the nursery

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Heron and Spoonbill at sunset dam

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Spoonbill

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Stephenson Hamilton Memorial where Sallys ashes were scattered


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Two mating couples

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This the last pic of Sally and i together taken in Feb 2009 on our way out the park, breakfast at Croc Bridge...little did i realise it was to be our last pic taken together. We had already started planning the Nov/Dec 2010 trip. RIP my dear friend...u were the ultimate Kruger Park buddie XXX Thanx for almost 15 years of Kruger Park fun and wonderfull memories. All these pics for you...u sent an Nyala...and so much more
Sally is on the right of the pic as u look at it, me on the left...touching her hand XX


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Kruger holds many facets.......its a place for tranquility, serenity, peace and remembrance. Sally was with us. Altho unplanned she enabled a sisters bond never to be brocken, memories never to be forgotton. Sally was with us every corner we turned, every sight we were priviledged to encounter. Kruger so special for so many things...thanx to you Sally for enabling me to see the brighter picture thru animals and an environment we loved so much. XXXXXXXRIP my forever fiend


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Near Mlondozi turnoff

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We spent nearly and hour with these 5 cheetah, they were yelping, then stopping at tree bases smelling each one, would then mve on running by the side of the road, to the next tree. They seemed to all me males and on some sort of mission

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This was one of my all time highlights in Kruger


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Pied Kingfisher

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Emerald dove

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Visiting our Brick in My acre of Africa. Tracey and Loderick from MAOA

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Pretriouskop our rondavel

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A fleeting glimpse of Sable who ran over the road in front of me, he was gone in a flash but i saw him. Another special treat

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Mum and Baby

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Sunrise at Transport dam

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Enjoying the moment


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The next few pics i have purposefully left till last. This was taken the day Sallys daughter Holly and i went in after her memorial. These are what Sally and i would have been searching for had we made it. Pics are awefull but it was an adrenaline rush to match no other...shaking from sheer excitement . We met up with them about 5km from Croc bridge exit. Knew we were late but as they came towards us we both agreed would rather pay a late exit fee than not see these guys. It was amazing and we knew we are so priviledged. Few pics but the memory will last a lifetime. It was amazing


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This is what we saw running towards us

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Passing us
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And there they go.......just a fleeting moment with these special incredible dogs
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