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Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....

Unread post by impyim » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:53 am

Loving the way you're posting your pictures - thanks for all the update.

I'll be out of internet range until June, but I'll enjoy catching up with all your activities then.

Thanks again.

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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:26 am

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This guy taught us a lot.....in the debrief after the approach and exit on training/assessment walk.


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Lovely moon setting - from my tent in the bush


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Leopard trotting down the road as I traveled to Skukuza for the Cricket 2015 weekend
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At the dinner.....Cricket 2015


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Digging for water in a dry river bed while on backpack trail


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Water obtained......now to let it clear, and shore up the sides with rocks. Before we leave we remove the rocks and fill the hole back in again to the level it was before we started.
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:41 am

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Look carefully in the trees and you will see the black rhino that tried to join us in camp one morning!


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Digging for water again at a 2nd location - it was much better quality this time!
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Ellies in the river bed......we had hoped to find a shallow pool here to swim in, but had to go further upstream instead! Meanwhile we enjoyed a break and short siesta.
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:47 am

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Eventually we found a spot to wallow!


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Sun setting after another hard day in the bush!


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....and sunrise next morning
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:54 am

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We get up and begin to pack up camp (my tent is the green one on the right)


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then back across the river to head for the pick-up point
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And the team at the end after the vehicle has arrived to collect us
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Unread post by hilda » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:25 am

Thanks for sharing all these awesome pictures EJ! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:21 pm

Did a sunset drive tonight. Much less variety than the previous drive but probably just as many animals! The jackals spent a bit of time around us which was nice. No serval or porcupine, but a brief glimpse of an AWC and several genets, plus the usual suspects.

Tomorrow morning is a walk again......
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Unread post by salamanda » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:01 am

Thanks for posting all those pics EJ. It was very interesting to look in on the backpack trail, it looks really great.

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Unread post by impyim » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:51 am

Such a great episode letting us know what you're up to. Thanks for posting.

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Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:10 pm

wow great sightings... thank you for posting :k
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:20 am

The walk yesterday morning was fairly quiet. One grey beastie gave us a hard time.....he knew something was up, was looking for us, but there was no easy way around him..... Eventually I led the guests through bushes while City watched, but he caught sight of the movement and ran away (fortunately not to us!).

Another elephant a little way off as we crossed a dry river bed, and apart from that warthogs, impalas, wildebeest. But we found lots of other spoor including lions (going the wrong way for us) and heard a leopard calling.

Now getting ready to go to Skukuza.
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Unread post by salamanda » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:37 am

The walk may have been quiet but it certainly sounds an interesting one . . . .

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Unread post by hilda » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:00 am

Lots of exciting stuff on these walks EJ! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Toddelelfe » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:37 pm

Hi EJ,

your reports are every time interestening. And the Backpach-Trail is very special. Thank you.
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