Thanks for getting on board and for all the encouragement everyone.
Its so good to be eventually writing this TR. As I dredge my memories, look through my lists of birds and animals, look up photo's etc while writing it it takes me back to our wonderful time in Kruger.
Hugh - what a good idea about putting my watercolours into a calendar. I've still got heaps more W/C to paint - I took 100's of photo's of trees also that I want to paint.
Anyway back to TR - Day 2 - we decided to have a lazy day (after our marathon 40hrs with no sleep).
But, like all good plans "I wonder what's outside the gate" kept popping into my head. So about 11 a.m. (yes I know its not the best time of the day for animal spotting) we headed towards Berg en Dal.
Most of the usual animals were resting under trees except for a couple of unmentionables feeding.
We spotted the usual animals on out walk along front fence in B e D
and then sat and ate an icecream over looking the dam wall.
The waterhole (I think its E. of B e D) had a few animals - something big & grey & covered in oxpeckers (with pointy ears) a few impala and our first warthog and buffalo
On our way back to Malelane we saw these lovely giraffe - the roadway was much higher than they were so we got a lovely view. They were taking turns drinking at the tiniest waterhole (I could just see it with the binoculars).
We called into Malelane gate and arranged an early a.m. drive tomorrow with Ecojunkie (5.15 a.m. start)
That was all the driving for day 2 - back in Malelane - we had a nap and then sat outside our rondavel and watched the bird bath - so restful. I didn't manage to get any decent photo's - the birds move too fast.
While cooking our meal in the campers kitchen (not sure what you call them in SA ) we sat and chatted to Ecojunkie - what an amazing lady - and other campers. After a couple of happy hours sitting about I then wandered around camp trying to spot owls (none) so we turned in for an early night.
Well in retrospect that doesn't sound like a very exciting day (for some people) - no ellies or big cats, but we just enjoyed being out and about in Kruger.