Right, after too long a break more coming up!
Thanks again to all those for the lovely comments, glad you are enjoying the trip so far.June 8th
Today we leave Skukuza and head on up to Letaba
for the next leg of our trip.
but first a little family of Slender Mongooses
scampering around on the grass.LargeLargeLarge
Packed up, car loaded to the hilt, we leave the camp at 7.30am
Just as we turn onto the H11, Klystron swears he saw a Sharpes Grybok, we back up, scan the bush but can't see it again, so without a pic I leave it up to you to decide if he did or he didn't!
Carrying on over the low level bridge and such a peaceful scene!Large
then we see 2 Kudu
who clearly are having a late start to the day!Large
but these old dagga boys are up and on their way!
with passengers and a myriad of annoying flies!Large
We finally get to Tshokwane
for a spot of breakfast and a break.
Quite amused with this sign in the ladies toilets! Large
and even more amused by the sign on the back of this bakkie in the parking lot!Large
Tr. Gran and Grandpa on tour.
We pass the turn off to the S33 Vutomi road
which was still in the process of being repaired and cleaned up and now open again after a long closure.Large
Next up, this young female Bateleur
caught our eye, such stunning birds.LargeLarge
Then a pair of Secretary Birds
foraging around in the grassLargeLarge
who were being divebombed by some Blacksmith Plovers
who clearly had a nest nearby and didn't like the Sec. birds getting too close.LargeLarge
Then to add to their woes along came an ellie!Large
who made them decidedly edgy!Large
but fortunately he wasn't paying them any attention and was just making his way down to the water.Large
for a bit of a mud throwing contest!Large
This is what I think a Sabota Lark
such pretty little birds and quite commonly seen.Large
Pretty Kumana Dam LargeFish Eagle
on the wing!Large
and then we arrived at Letaba
and were checked into Bungalow # A5
which much to our consternation didn't have a braai in front, just the cement slab but a quick visit to reception soon had it sorted out and one was delivered poste haste in time for our evening ritual.
Jock soon amused herself with taking pics of the pretty little resident Bushbuck LargeLarge
and a walk over to the fence overlooking the river.Large
slip sliding away!!Large
And that is pretty much the end of another day!
Tomorrow is a day we were all really looking forward to, we head on up to Bateleur camp, a new camp for us.