Now I can post again
Are you still in the Park
September 7, when we leave for the Park, feels still very far Here we go again
We left our bungalow in Pretoriuskop
And found this visitor looking for something to eat under our braai
As you can see, the bungalow has 2 “rooms” furnished with 3 beds, table and chairs and a cupboard in each. The one room has a fridge/freezer – and that became our “kitchen” (where all the food was stored) in which I (VVV) slept.
The bathroom is also huge…. you can almost dine in the bathroom, which is in the middle between the two rooms. Unfortunately the rooms are not connected with inside doors to the bathroom (Me Skarabee will tell you about my scare on the last night). She also wanted to rebuild the place. Make the bathroom smaller and add this space to the stoep, enclosed it, so that could serve as a dining area/kitchen.
Most of the morning was a bit “slow” regarding sightings. We thought it was due to the veldt fires. Wish this is not necessary. I can’t help thinking of how many of the small animals, eg chameleons etc are burned to death and the chain effect that it has. We saw our first Lizard Buzzard for the day (will post photo of the second sighting) and a Pipit and Steenbok
So I directed our driver (Me S) to Lake Panic – their first experience and it was packed with people. Although we did not stay long this time, they were properly hooked and we returned the next day and the next day…. .
I do not think I have to introduce you then to the place where these photos were taken:
Pygmy Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Goliath Heron and a Pied Kingfisher
Of course the big guns were also in their usual places. The hippos were very noisy and agitated and fighting with each other. They were nearly under the Hide and when one of them “barks” near us and lift himself “up” out of the water, poor Me S nearly throw her camera in the water!!!
We also saw a new “species” of terrapin…. The tree climbing sub specie
We drove on to Skukuza where we ate something and took photos of this colourful lizard
and decided to take the S114 – where we had our 2nd Lizard Buzzard sighting of the day
Whilst we were taking photos of this bird, my “agent” in Pretoria sends a sms and tells me to take ourselves to the S114 (where we already were) and pass Renosterkoppies towards Malelane. We will find a guy clinging with his tail to a branch in a tree on the left side of the road. We saw a few cars parking in the distance – and this is what we found:
Over to Me Skarabee