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 Post subject: Bird Island...Addo N.P.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:22 pm 
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I was very fortunate to do a boat trip, that was arranged by the Honorary Rangers, to Seal, Bird and St Croix Island.
On Friday evening we had a cocktail function at Imbizo Safaris where Dr. Lorien Pichegru of the University of Cape Town gave us a presentation of the work being conducted by herself and her students.

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Early on Saturday morning we left the Algoa Bay harbour for Bird Island. This is a two and a half hour trip.

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We reached Seal Island after approximately 2 hours...

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From here we could see that the waves at Bird Island were very high and that it won't be possible to set foot on the island.

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Lloyd, of Raggy Charter, the owner of the boat, took us as close as possible to Bird Island so that we ccould have a good view.

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On our way back we also visited St Croix Island.

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On our way there and back we were entertained by...

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 Post subject: Re: Bird Island...Addo N.P.
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:32 am 
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JJ, absolutely beautiful photos - must have been a great experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird Island...Addo N.P.
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A few of us returned to the Island on Monday. The sea was calmer and we managed to get on the Island.

The scenes of the hundreds and thousands of birds was spectacular....words or photo's cannot describe it...

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 Post subject: Re: Bird Island...Addo N.P.
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:34 am 
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Cool!

And great photos!
But I secretly have the feeling that with some photos we are happy that photos come without smell? :lol:

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