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 Post subject: Re: Would you like to assist with Kids in the Parks?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:59 pm 
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No excuses now Scouter :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Would you like to assist with Kids in the Parks?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Only excuse is that we just got back from saying goodbye to Aaron and Lorena - they leave tomorrow for home .... so sad ..... after 14 months of amazing times with them we had to say goodbye over really yummy pizzas :cry:

But I digress ....

Friends backs made good tables to write on .....

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And there was some posing for the camera ....

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These photos might look like we had 10 seasons in one day .... its just that I’m putting together shots of all the different 4 groups to give you all a taste of a typical day – so if the kids change in the photos, that’s why !!!

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Thanks SHAKYJAKES, Dotty, Leana, Matthys and Gavin for all helping to turn the page - don't want to clog it up with too many photos and make things difficult for folk to read :thumbs_up:

Hugh - thank you too !! And honestly, I'm sure you would cope well. There's some Afrikaans required for the "teaching" part (coming up today) but its not hard and I promise that after you have done the same thing 4 times in a row, you'll be fluent ( well, at least you'll know your bit off by heart :whistle: ) ...

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:gflower: thanks Scouter


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 Post subject: Re: Would you like to assist with Kids in the Parks?
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Thanks for showing us all your pictures.... So what can you tell me about the Camel Thorn Tree? :twisted: :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Would you like to assist with Kids in the Parks?
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Pleasure Leana - lots more to come :D

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" Die kammeldoringboom word gesien as die sleutelspesie van die Kalahari - dit beteken dat baie ander .... blah blah blah " :lol: :lol: :lol: Nuff said :twisted: :twisted: I take it you had the fun of that one too - I did balk at doing the "Sand sand korreljies sand" one though - it looked way too complicated witht he magma and stuff for me to get my Engelse tong around :tongue:

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It sounds like the two of you have had a great time with the kids....o ja and the Kameeldoring boom :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Would you like to assist with Kids in the Parks?
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WE DID !!!!! :dance: And I can tell you ( well, maybe not YOU Jannie cause you will know it all already :wink: ) but I now know a LOT more about tree-rats ( cute little b*ggers) and sociable weavers and cobras and leopards, and pygmy falcons and even a few random facts about white backed vultures and Giant eagle owls :twisted: :twisted:

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Ha ha, had to bully Scipio into doing some of that too... Oh, and I learned how long a giraffe's tongue are :twisted:

Jannie, it was so much fun, and really also a learning experience for me too. I can now name most of the trees, and a lot of grass in the Kgalagadi, that I wouldn't have been able to, as well as some really interesting facts about some animal and bird species. :thumbs_up:

(Oh, and I even know how much water is held by the containers on the dune right behind the camp, and how long it takes to fix the sunpowered waterpump :twisted: )


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Petra :thumbs_up: - amazing hey .... and how long the camelthorn's root can grow - for those of you who have not done Kids in Parks :twisted: - it can grow up to 40 m !!!!!

It was wonderful ..... an amazing experience that none of us will forget ever .... Did you have Jannie Bok again Petra ?

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Yes, we had Jannie Bok. What a great guy, and so alert. He will not let you move unless he inspected the area thoroughly, we were very impressed by how serious and alert he was the whole time we were not in the camp grounds. He is such an asset to the Kgalagadi, and Nossob camp is very privilege to have him there :thumbs_up:


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Thanks to Scouter et alia for giving those of us who will never have the chance (apart from how far away I live, my Afrikaans is next to nonexistant :roll: ) this detailed report of your experiences with Kids in Parks. The pix are great! :thumbs_up: :clap: :dance:

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Thanks arks :thumbs_up: I thought folk might like to see a detailed day-by-day of what we did - and also see how much fun the kids had ( oh ja, and us adults too :D )

Oh and here's a short translation of one of my previous posts - sorry ... :redface: The camelthorn is seen as a key species in the Kalahari - this means that many other species are dependant on it ....

Will get to work on the next installment ..

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Take your time Scouter :thumbs_up:


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