SUN1 Richards Bay
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3rd June 2014 Up at 3.30 and left at 4.30!!!!! Power ran out this morning (solar), thank goodness it wasn't during my shower. And still had my jungle oats! Went to hide and scanned for Aladdin and Raqui. Only got Aladdin, then went back up road and scanned again then found them on road going towards hide. Went back to hide and sat inside but they didn't turn up. Waterhole is fed by pipe. Quite cold this morning, didn't take gloves. Left and went to Mpila, Philip had ...
Left Johannesburg at about 1.15. Bus to plane. Lots of salty snacks on the flight. Arrived Richards Bay at 2.30. Very small airport. Luggage out through hole in wall. Met Vincent and Michelle. I saw a monkey in a tree just out of airport, first animal sighting! They have plantations of Blue Gum, used to make paper. Drove to a town somewhere and due to roadworks went around and around. Stopped at ...
... thing). We drove around for 90 minutes, probably 60 of that in the dark, and really didn’t see much. It was a little disappointing. As we drove back to the lodge, we noticed that the sky was clear and because we were in the countryside, there were millions of stars. It was beautiful. How come we were dining under the stars tonight? That would have improved the program.
Back at the lodge, we now moved into the second part of ...
... load and unload on the move and even drivers shift changes are carried out whilst moving, albeit slowly, the reason being that the engines cannot generate sufficient power to pull the vast amount of wagons from a standing start. We were told that the previous week they had a major derailment which they've only just cleared, it took that long, but there again the train was hauling 400,000 tonnes, can you believe that 400,000 tonnes! Anyway I ...
... eating habits, they have a pointed mouth designed to eat from trees whereas White Rhinos have square mouths to graze along the grass. As if seeing them wasn't rare enough, the baby of the three had no ears, just holes where they should be, no one we spoke to could give us an explanation of this. Just as we thought we had used up all our luck, my auntie spotted Wild Dog in the bushes. There are only approx. 40 in the 960 sq km ...
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