Skip to Content

Macho Mouse goes meandering again 18-22 October

Tell us about your breathtaking experiences in the parks
User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Macho Mouse goes meandering again 18-22 October

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:50 am

I am now at peak excitement stage. I will be leaving for Kruger on Wednesday for my longed for walking adventure in the bush.
Most of the time I will be outside of cell phone transmission range, but there is the occasional spot where messages can go through.
I have pm'd Vonnie to ask whether she would mind reporting on any sightings, but I know she is really very busy at the moment. I am therefore looking for some kind soul who would be happy to be my messenger.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 42024
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: The Beautiful Cape

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:44 pm

MM did arrive safely - she had just passed Kruger gate when she sms'd me late this morning.
Sawubona
Dalene

User avatar
DuQues
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 14520
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

Unread post by DuQues » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:55 am

She found it! 8)

But it would seem she's forgotten her specs? No sightings?
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:04 pm

It is late and I am very tired.
You are half right Vonnie.
I was out of cell phone range until Saturday and by then my battery was flat.
I did try to send a message saying, "we have just had sundowners watching lions drinking from a river, while a troop of baboons played around us."
Watch this page for some really good stuff.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:48 am

Just to whet your appetite... imagine sitting watching an African sunset, sipping wine. On the other side of the river four young lions are drinking water. A fifth lion is lying on its back with its tummy exposed to the setting sun.
A few metres away a troop of baboons provide comical relief.
sigh.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:46 pm

Enjoyed myself is an understatement...
then imagine meeting an African Python on your way back to camp.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:48 pm

Sun-downers with 160 Buffalo edging closer, and then shying away, while sipping a glass of Chardonnay.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:49 pm

:redface: :redface:
the human folks sipped the wine, not the buffs.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

Jumbo

Unread post by Jumbo » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:11 pm

:yaya: MM, did you forget about this thread? :yaya:
:popcorn:

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:17 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I am waiting for my photos....
just another juicy "trailer", like they have in the movies....
imagine eating breakfast in the open, 20 metres away from an ellie munching a tree.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:27 pm

I am waiting for my photos, someone is putting them on a disk for me.
Just another titbit....
imagine driving at dawn towards your walking destination and suddenly the vehicle has to stop in a hurry due to four young lions lying sprawled over the road. As you pass them they look with curiosity at the vehicle and you notice that the one lion is panting furiously.
Maybe an unsuccesful attempt at a kill, you wonder.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:31 pm

imagine.. 5 Rhino's, a dam, a sunset and a giraffe...

:wink:

and a half bottle of wine :roll:
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:33 pm

eish..
how little to produce paradise 8)

sigh
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:48 pm

Ok, testing.
Image
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 11832
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:11 pm

So here is the report :D
This trip has been a long time a coming.
I was meant to go on the walk in August, but a couple of weeks beforehand a group of six people from Cape Town left us stranded and the walk was cancelled.
The organiser contacted me and asked whether I wanted my money back or another booking.
Eish.. who could consider cancelling a chance in the bush. :shock:
so I said I would do my own thing in August, but put me down for the next walk.

As for August :redface: I went wandering around Berg n Dal and loosing tent poles :cry:
:D but I did see some of the greatest sightings of my life :cry: :cry: without a camera.

"Right MM", I thought, "time to change your life."
Never, never go to Kruger again without a camera or a torch.

I found a torch on sale... with 5 settings :D and a good Samaritan offered me the use of one of his cameras.
:redface: :redface: I do have a digital camcorder but we have not yet learnt to understand each other.
On the other hand my good photographer friend had said, 'with this camera, just aim and fire"

So the morning of the 18th arrived:

Image

MM and an imaginary friend.

This is how i looked when the alarm went off.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Return to “Travel Tales”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Chakra, thiefbadger and 9 guests


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Kiepersol at 17:53:13
orpen
Submitted by Mischief at 12:34:25
satara
Submitted by Mischief at 13:09:26
nossob
Submitted by PetrovH at 18:06:01