Day 22: Shivering at Samevloeiing!!
We had arranged to meet at the old reception area at some ungodly time of the morning after picking Anna up at her Kalahari house. We were going on a morning walk along with Jannie and one of his guides, Rob.
After all the admin and pleasantries were sorted we were off to Samevloeiing in an open game drive vehicle, and the temperature was minus plenty ( I was sure it was at least minus 10)
It didn’t take long for my cheeks to feel as if frost bite would have been the better option as to what I was experiencing, and holding the steel torch was a no no!!
We eventually arrived at the waterhole, and were able to get out of the truck.
Jumping up and down at least got my circulation going while we waited for it to get lighter, and for those who needed it, to have a smoke break!.
After a while we set off on the walk.
Frozen fingers notwithstanding, I managed to get a few pics of the walk, on which we saw very little. These included:
Some pics of our party against the sunrise as we headed out,
The long awaited sunrise, (And some warmth!!)
I think it is out of focus due to me shivering so much
A very dead bok in a tree
And, of our vehicle when we returned after the walk.
As we were driving out Jannie pointed out some tracks on the road which had walked over our tyre tracks…
We later found out that a leopard had made a kill just after we passed by, and had the buck in a nearby tree and had watched us passing by.
You can’t be everywhere all the time.
After the walk was over, we returned to camp, packed up all our stuff, and after debating as to whether or not to go for a last drive before leaving (And deciding not to seeing as we had 1200km to travel), we said our sad farewells to all our friends in the park, and to the park itself.