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Journal of 2 Krugerholics : DB & Hawk

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:58 am

It has been a while, too long when one is a Krugerholic, since we were last in Kruger. 10 months in fact. So with great excitement we can report that we have 2 sleeps left, have put 1165km of the 1900km behind us, until we plan to arrive at a Kruger gate for some Glamping in Paradise!
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Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:18 am

Wow DinkyBird and Hawk, you have chomped those kilometres since yesterday morning! Glad you are doing so well! :dance: :dance:

Safe travels! You're almost there! :gflower: :gflower:
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Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:36 am

DB and Hawk may you have the best of times in the Kruger and enjoy every moment. I am looking forward reading your Kruger Journal and seeing the :cam: :thumbs_up: Travel safely.
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Unread post by salamanda » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:12 pm

How well I know the feeling. Once a year really isn't sufficient . . . . Looking forward to travelling through Kruger with you!

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Unread post by Hugh » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Gosh Hawks going to be let out of the cellar for quite some time Do make sure he has sun screen no 50 as he is not used to the bright sunshine
Both of you enjoy yourselves and lots of feed back please .
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Unread post by vlakvarksegat » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:34 pm

Enjoy DB and Hawk, looking forward to reading your travel journal. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:27 am

I am wishing you a safe journey and looking forward to reading more. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:27 am

Have fun! Can't wait to hear all about it when you come back!

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Unread post by Sparrow » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:13 am

Travel safe you two, wishing you lottsa good sightings and will see you at the Cricket.
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:28 am

Thanks for allowing us on this trip with you DB and Hawk :gflower:
So looking forward to it :popcorn:
It's going to be a goodie :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Tessa G » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:24 pm

So looking forward to this and have been thinking of you both on your travels.
I am suffering Krugeritis so badly today and just want to go out on a game drive ..... one hour to gate closing :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Have a ball. :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:28 pm

Thank you all for the lovely comments and wishes.

We are here! Glamping, a la 4x4 style, on the fence at Satara!

It has been a bit of effort to get here ... the long road drive, collecting an essential item to ensure our Glamping is 5 star; packing and sorting this item ... shopping for what we did not have space to bring with ... add some heat, and two fairly tired, but happy #Krugeholics arrived at Satara late yesterday. As we go along, I will introduce you all to 'Lady G', our Glamping girl.

I have read so much on how dry the park is, it was no surprise to see the dry gray grass; but it takes some getting used to after visiting a much greener Kruger the past years.

A dry Kruger - near Phalaborwa.
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The Letaba River ... living up to it's name of River of Sand
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The Olifants is still flowing
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The runt of the pack who touched my heart, just outside of Satara
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:33 pm

Today has been so very hot, with a hot wind blowing across the savanna. We watched clouds build up in the distance, watched the lightening and watched the rain falling hoping it would come this way.
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And it finally did - just had a wonderful burst of good rain.

Kruger is crying. Today, a field ranger paid the ultimate price while protecting our heritage, this amazing place, The Kruger National Park. RIP.
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Unread post by Tessa G » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:53 pm

The supreme sacrifice and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, colleague and friends. :pray: :pray:

So pleased to hear that there was some rain at Satara DB. It was not easy to see it so dry after our visit in 2014/2015 when good rains had fallen and the dams had plenty of water.

That little piggy is so endearing...you just want to protect it.

Enjoy the glamping :lol:
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Unread post by billyf » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:55 pm

Glad you arrived safely and glamping in style at Satara. :clap: :clap:

So sorry to hear about the ranger, so sad that they have to face a war in order to keep our national heritage safe :cry: :cry:
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