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 Post subject: Isinkwe's Unplanned Krugerparking - June 2013.
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Our son (KW) phones, he has just completed his first year of work, his boss is forcing him to take a holiday from work :clap:
He has the Kruger fever and now that problem falls on isinkwe and morecat :D :D :D , Have no idea why he has Kruger Fever, he has been visiting there since he was 3 months old- maybe because now he has to work for a living :wink:
2 days notice , we quickly organise to get a couple of days off. Its out of holiday season- I am sure we will find a place to camp- 1 phone call later and we are set :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Lets go :D
As usual we get to the gate early

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and with the gate still visible in the rear view mirror, we get our first predator :hmz: things are looking good :D

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Hold on a moment- look left

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So far so good , less than 1 kilometre into the park- maybe this is going to be a lucky trip with our son.
We are certainly lucky already- He would rather go Krugerparking with the "old folks" than go fishing at the coast with his friends :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Trrp-trrrrrrrrrr
hilda
grantmissy
shushin
jennir
markusf
Hey - you guys and girls, move up a bit, we have two more guests :clap: :dance:

carolg and
billyf

Welcome aboard, you got here just at the right time. :clap: :dance:
Lets continue, remember to keep your eyes peeled, we will never know what Kruger will show us next.

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Another of the big 5 :D

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things are going pretty well so far,

WOW , look at that :D

Sorry about that folks :redface: , hit the brakes a bit harder than I should have , we have to approach slowly to try and get as close as possible, get your :cam: out, this might be a good photo opportunity for all of you now on the bus with us. Lets approach with extreme caution :wink:

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That was pretty special :thumbs_up:
Hope all you fellow Krugerparkers on this bus managed to get a nice :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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philip1, you are just in time :clap:

If you don't mind , we are going to have to stop the Image for a moment, we have to set up our camp, very important to have a place to eat and sleep, we chose this spot or rather the spot chose us Image

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:thumbs_up: next to the fence , we might get some night time visitors :hmz: I am sure you will be comfortable with us. After setting up home ,
hanging on the fence , the exoskeleton of a mole cricket ( I think :hmz: ) am seeking help from the rest of our passengers with identification.

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we also get a visit from a "tok-tokkie" beetle

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Camp set, we can now relax and start get into the groove of Kruger, get the fire going,
did not take long for a night time visitor to arrive.


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time for some Image and then a bit of Image
What will tomorrow bring :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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:D glad to see we have some more passengers on the Image, time for a few introductions and a group photoImage
from left to right:
triptrrrrr,hilda,grantmissy,shushin,jennir,markusf,carolg,billyf,barryels,philip1,pumbaa,fooftootjie,pikkie,rooikat,
tentdweller,hugh,
hope you have all remembered yourImage andImage, now with the formalities out of the way, lets load the
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Orb-web spider with his snack

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Image a bottle tossed into the riverImage wait a minute, on closer inspection,
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I see the bottle was left there by mother nature herselfImage
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you must all be getting a bit hungry now, lets stop here for some breakfast

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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Tummies full, lets go
Giant Kingfisher
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I hope you all have your bird books with you, I will have a guess ''Wahlberg's Eagle" ,Image lucky there are 16 of us on this unplanned Krugerparking trip. Can anyone help us with a positive identification

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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Best we head back to camp, just heard on the bush telegraph(passing motorist) , a monkey that can readImage and anImage having some sort of trouble with a fence :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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Thank you all for your nice comments: tentdweller, I will try PM you :)

I see we have a new passenger, foxy Image welcome , think we will need a bigger bus soon.
On the way back to camp

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Back in the camp we find the reading monkey relaxing on somebody's patio brushing up on his birding knowledge, maybe he has a new neighbour in his preferred tree :hmz:

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On the other side of the camp, a large crowd has gathered Image
An elephant is trapped by a fence. There are no park officials :big_eyes: something must be done to help, this could be dangerous, you had better stay on the bus, till I can sort this out. Nobody knows what to do :hmz: . I manage to stay calm, then take a walk over to the elephant, analyse the problem, its not as bad as it looked, the big guy just needed to use my hands as a an improvised step.
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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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I notice we have picked up another passenger , welcome meandering mouse, Imagewe all hope you enjoy the ride with us. Let me introduce you to the rest of the group, from left to right:
trp-trrrrrrrr,hilda,grantmissy,shushin,jennir,markusf,carolg,billyf,barryels,philip1,pumbaa,foofootjie,pikkie,
rooikat,tent dweller,matthys, and foxy
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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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Fantastic stuff, more travelling companions, Image chickadee and williev, the whole group is happy you decided to join us :D

After all that excitement with the trapped elephant, we head back to our camp site , I remember matthys asking earlier on about tonight's braai, on arrival we find a crested francolin, seems like he can also read. Clever animals in Kruger :D

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and we also find this close by, trp-trrrrrrrrrr gets very excited Image

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back at camp

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we get the fire going

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pork chops on the menu tonight( hope that is ok matthys)

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during dinner, some night time visitors

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and also a Traansvaal Thick tailed scorpion

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and then you had all get some sleep,Image and don't forget to charge your camera batteriesImage

early start tomorrow, --------------------

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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Some new passengers Image welcome aboard, dellac,tobieo,impyim and hippo.
From what I can see, we have some international travellers, some from Image, Image,Image, we are all happy you came to visit us in SA Image and on this Krugerparking trip.
There is still plenty of space on the Image so no need for anyone to sit on the roof, like carolg has said, we just all move up a little more, we are a very friendly bunch on this bus. When I am your guide on this trip, we have to stick to the park rules. chickadee has bought some "cold ones"Image for us which we will certainly all enjoy with tonight'sImage, we also haveImage for those of you who would prefer that.

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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Good Morning my fellow Krugerparkers , I hope you all slept well last night, if you have done the necessary ImageorImageandImage.
Unfortunately we have to pack up the camp site this morning, Image , hold on , don't be sad, we are only moving to another campImage
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Just the reaction I was hoping for, a happy bus is a lucky bus. All aboard , we will be on our way shortly, eyes peeled and ImageImage ready?

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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Imagewelcome aboard tawny and john n poppy, you got here just in time, on the way to the next camp--

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Then we get something very strangeImage some giraffe with very short legsImage or maybe the grass is just very long :hmz:

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and then a quick stop for some breakfast, anyone hungry yet?

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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After some breakfast, we head towards our new Imagesite,

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and this, anybody on the bus perhaps know what kind of snake this is?Image

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another of the big five, you will needImage for these guys

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and some more lazy lions

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our camp is now set up, time to relax and get the fire on the go for dinner, nobody goes hungry on my watch. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: and no dieting either :D :D

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another night visitor, thicked tailed bushbaby,

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Rump steak, green salad, potato salad and I shall smother mine with my special blend of beetroot that morecat(SO) makes for me, If I am well behaved :D :D and find her plenty of animals. Glad you are helping me search for animals on this trip.

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better head off to bed now, early start again tomorrow-------------

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 Post subject: Re: Unplanned Krugerparking
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Image welcome aboard the bus with us stampajane, still plenty room, you got here just in time, we are all climbing aboard at the moment to go for a drive, we will be on our way shortly. I have a feeling we are going to be quite lucky today :D :D

To the rest of all my passengers, thank you all for your very nice comments, and I am pleased that you are all having a good with me on this trip.

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