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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:25 pm

Just want to sit here for a while!

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:20 pm

We can share this space as long as you don't interrupt my mudbath!

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:21 pm

Then this bully stormed in.

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:22 pm

Chased the others out of the water

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:25 pm

Hi there Pumbaa! :thumbs_up:

Had a drink of water

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And stormed off again!

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:27 pm

I took a lot of pics of this little one - in all the time we were there he never stopped eating!

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:38 pm

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:40 pm

Handsome boy!

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:41 pm

With mommy

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:02 pm

Hi there, MM! :thumbs_up:

A young couple arrived with a picnic basket and we decided to leave the hide for them to enjoy. :D

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:07 pm

On our way back to camp we spotted this bokkie all on its own - juvenile Blesbuck?

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:08 am

We also came across a family of giraffes.

Dad

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Note the leafless trees

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:10 am

Mom

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Finding what little there is to eat

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There was a little one also but it did not want to pose for a pic!
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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:15 am

We stopped at reception where there is a small shop to buy water and received great news - the Escom and water problem has miraculously been solved!
Back at camp we immediately rushed to the ablutions for a long overdue shower. :D

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Re: Weekend in a dry and dusty Marakele

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:03 pm

Hilda :thumbs_up:

We had a lekker braai accompanied by jackals calling and a far-off Fiery Necked Nightjar - one of my absolute favourite night-sounds of the bush!

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