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Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by Dupacc » Fri May 13, 2016 7:50 am

"Darrlinn..."
"Yes dear?"
"I have some exciting news ..."
"Yes dear?"
"I have been invited to prrrresent a paperrrrrr at a Conference in Kruger! I guess you will come along?"
"YES DEAR!!!!"
"I can then also try out my new camera"
"Yes dear"

"Then I can share some of it on Trrrravel Tales"
"Yes dear"


So they started preparing for this wonderful opportunity presented to them, where not only will he present a paper at a conference with delegates from Universities from across the globe, but Dupacc and his Darrlinnn will get to visit what is for them the Best Place On Earth.

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Some time has passed since I have written a Travel Tale. The reason mainly being an overfull schedule. But browsing through the fantastic photos and entertaining stories shared by fellow forumites, I decided to have a go. And once again I will use our imaginary friend and his Darrlinn (who still seldom says more than "Yes dear" even after they went looking for them tigers near skoo-ka-zoo - hahaha) in the narrative.

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Re: Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by SurfCindy » Fri May 13, 2016 10:38 am

On board this bus and looking forward to the trip :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri May 13, 2016 3:34 pm

on-board - can't wait to hear all about it!
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Re: Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by Toddelelfe » Fri May 13, 2016 10:18 pm

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Re: Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat May 14, 2016 5:12 am

:D :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Yay, I wondered where you have gone?

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Unread post by ritad » Sat May 14, 2016 6:56 am

On board :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: wait for more!
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Re: Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by billyf » Sat May 14, 2016 7:42 am

What a good excuse, and like Darrrlinn, I am going along :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Sat May 14, 2016 12:42 pm

Wonderful, wonderful and I managed to get on this bus as well... :thumbs_up:

Look forward to an interesting trip. Love the narration, so ready when you are.... :dance:
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Unread post by Hugh » Sat May 14, 2016 12:46 pm

All aboard an waiting :popcorn:
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Unread post by gatita » Sat May 14, 2016 1:37 pm

on board :dance: :dance: :dance:

:popcorn: :popcorn:
finally November 2016 has arrived :D

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Re: Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by Dupacc » Sun May 15, 2016 12:50 pm

"Darrrlinn .."
"Yes dear?"
"I'd been thinkinnn"
"Yes dear???"


She could tell by the sound of his voice that something important was coming. So she sat closer to him and gently stroked his spiky, red hair.
"When we wrrrrite this Travel Tale, we have to be careful not to give them poachers clues, don't we"
"Yes dear"
"So when posting the photo's in the Trrrrravel Tale, we will do it alphabetically ... ain't it a good idea?"
"Yes dear"
"So we will start with the African Ape and end with the African Zebra"
"NO dear .."


... she was quietly wondering by herself what he will come up this time seeing that he still believes that there are Springbok, Wolfs and Bald Eagles in Kruger. Maybe an African Grizzly? :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Firstly, welcome on board Gatita, Hugh, Kaapsedraai, billyf, ritad, Meandering Mouse, Toddelelfe, Karin Mitton, SurfCindy and everybody who wants to hop on! I hope you will enjoy it with me :)

Back home, trying to do as our imaginary friend suggested proved to be very interesting. English is not my first language, and I was surprised to see how many species are actually "African". There are the African Elephant, the African Fish Eagle, the African Buffalo, The African Wild Dog,etc. So it was actually quite fitting when the first of the Big Five we saw for a decent photo, was the African Buffalo


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These were seen from our Rondawel

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For me this photo captures some of the nature of the specie: calm, but dangerous and unpredictable and often bad tempered

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to be continued ....
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Re: Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by hilda » Sun May 15, 2016 1:31 pm

Dupacc wrote:"Then I can share some of it on Trrrravel Tales"
"Yes dear"


Welcome back Dupacc! I especially love this sentence in your opening post! :dance: :dance:

Beautiful Buffalo sightings to start with! Stunning animalsand one doesn't want to think of them as dangerous, but they ARE! :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to read all about this trip! :popcorn:

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Unread post by gatita » Sun May 15, 2016 4:10 pm

wonderful pics of the buffs :clap: :clap: :clap:

when did you go to Kruger? The park seems to be rather green :dance:
finally November 2016 has arrived :D

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Re: Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by Dupacc » Sun May 15, 2016 5:21 pm

gatita wrote:wonderful pics of the buffs :clap: :clap: :clap:

when did you go to Kruger? The park seems to be rather green :dance:


Hi gatita, thanks for the compliment. The Conference was held the third week of April this year (2016). Though there were some green patches closer to the rivers, the veld in general was very, very dry. Closer to Phabeni however, it did seem to be a bit greener. But to the South and in the Central Regions there were huge bone-dry areas. Even now, as I write this Travel Tale in the mid of May, we still pray for rain for it was really sad to see so many carcasses of animals, especially hippo, that did not make it :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Dupacc and Darrrlinn went Conferencing in Kruger

Unread post by billyf » Mon May 16, 2016 5:06 am

Lovely pics of the buffs, and yes, they look so calm, but very unpredictable :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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