Day 3 Morning! Solo Trip Over the Rainbow
Gooooood Morning Kruger!!! I squeeze up onto my tippy-toes, crying out as I stretch on the tar outside Paul Kruger Gate. I pour the boiling hot coffee from my flask into my camping mug and skip over to the gate guards to have a chat. On this morning drive my parents and ouma decided to stay at home. So I get to speak to the aMiNals instead!!Before long, the time arrives to enter Paul's Plek!
Numero uno on the sightings list, is Forlorn Frederick!!!
Cheer up old chap!!! All is not doom and gloom Freddy! Since nobody else was willing to keep him company, I poured another mug of coffee and switched off the car to the right of the road across from Frederick. Occassionally a staff car would zoom past us! We would both wear bemused expressions at the vrooming vehicles
What is with these people old Fredster? Speeding past you like you not worth looking at ... is this why you sad my lad? Or is it because your friends are gone?
And in case you were wondering ... I do indeed speak to my animal friends
And now I was sitting with my friend, Fred! We had a lekker one sided chat (although I did most of the speaking). Farewell Fred my boy! Check you again
It is quite a task trying to spot aMiNals in the thick shrubbery around Skuks! Driving alone, the only option is to drive a few meters then stop and C
ook around C
ook left, C
ook right move forward. Sometimes it will actually be your ears that give away the aminalle! The faint sound of a stick cracking prompted me to turn off my car. I couldn't yet know what was hidden in the thick bush, but that would soon be revealed! A car pulled up to me and asked me the inevitable question: "What do you see?"
Now I have read on TR's on Bushcraft using this line, and have been waiting for the opportunity to use it. So I turned to the man I said plainly:
"I see bush"
This left them with a purplexed expression on their faces. So I added:
"lovely bushes around here"
The mans face was torn between a smile, and confusion
They took off and left me with my unidentified bush sound! As all died down, a dainty beautiful creature stepped into plain view! Nyalalala!!!
And the longer I sat there, the more oaks came out!! Welcome lads!!
One minute ago, there was nothing to see. Now all of a sardine there clear view of a bachelor herd of Nyala! Gotta love Paul's farm!!
Turning on to the H1-2 a chiefdom of Impi Warriors (coz a herd is an outdated collective noun) welcomed me to their land!
At the H1-2 Bridge it is the coo-girl with big ears and her maatjies who took turns to stand in the open for me!
At the H12 bridge the usual H12 Bobjin Bandits (coz troop is an old school collective noun) were up to mischief! With the exception of the bandits who were already tuckered out after a long morning of pirating on the bridge
The Burchell's coucals and the Francolin made for an unusual threesome on this branch! Things are getting liberal up in the H12 region!!
Maaaaan I was loving this drive!!! There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.