Travel Blogs from Holne
... As we
needed to be organised both for the wedding and our European trip, we
left early in the afternoon, driving in lovely sunshine back to
Brixham to our good friends Jan and Jeremy. Another huge load of
washing went out on their unique clothes line in time to go with the
Pucketts to their neighbours for dinner. Our hosts Heather and Peter
had also invited two other guests, Susan and Roy – all nice fun
people. Delicious food and ...
... not that I'm wanting it to fly by! As the coach pulled away leaving my family stood there waving, behind their sunglasses which were hiding the tears, it dawned on me. I'm off. I'm on my way to Asia. Alone. The excitement is slowly building and it's starting to feel real! This time tomorrow I'll be backpacking in the Middle East commencing this long awaited adventure! ...
The next morning Shane went into work and we got up late. After lunch Shane took us up to a part of his old farm where he still owned a game reserve. About 2000 acres set aside solely for animals. This used to be a good business as hunters would pay large amounts of money to go on hunting camps. Now lots of the game had been poached, the fence has been pulled down and stolen.
... attraction was pleasantly unspoilt.
We ate lunch at the Ilala Hotel and used their pool to swim and cool off.
At 3 we met a boat that took us on the river above the Falls. On board were a group of Aussies who were great fun. We saw crocs, elephant and hippos. It was the Aussies first encounters as they had just arrived so the boys had great fun telling them what they had learnt from our earlier adventures, like a couple of tour guides. The boat ...
... 20 foot away and they opened one eye and then went back to sleep. Our guide heard on the radio the lions were close by and he drove us to where they had been sighted. There we're Vultures everywhere and we noticed under a bush a dead Buffalo, the lions must of killed and pulled under the bush for later. We looked and looked but could not find the pride and weren't sure if this was the kill that the guide was trying to show us. After ...