Travel Blogs from Exmouth
... walked to one of the two local pubs for a drink then back
home to bed.
Wednesday the 18th
of September – after
breakfast the sun was shining through clouds as we walked around the
charming village of Whimple. It is very pretty with some thatched
houses and an impressive church where Janthia and Roger are
bell-ringers. We enjoyed lunch at the other pub – curry for for
This morning we did some exploring of the countryside around us. Pete went of for a short run as directed by Cary - he missed the first turn he was meant to take as it looked like a farm track. Consequently, he ended up with a longer than intended run! The kids and I went for a walk around the lanes with Cary, Eddie and their Emily. Still no sign of any wildlife though. After lunch, we headed off ...
... to restore the once thriving reserve but is reluctant to spend any money as it could be taken from him and re allocated, as were 4 of his farms he had worked hard to build up. He had to move away from farming and has concentrated his attentions on his other business Earth moving, building Dams and roads and the hire of large machinery to the Mining companies (coal, Diamond and Gold). ...
... if you are ever there. The falls were amazing and we flew low enough to see people walking along the Zimbabwe side and others swimming at the top on the Zambian side (must of had a death wish or been adrenalin junkies!). After we landed we went for a walk around the falls viewing it from the edge of the Zimbabwean cliffs. Although it was the dry season the amount of water coming over was staggering. The spray thrown up the 200 foot cliffs got us wet. ...
... A contrast to the game in Zimbabwe. This is due to the Botswana success in stopping poaching and there ban on hunting. There are areas of Zimbabwe where animals can be hunted in a controlled manner.
We saw a number of new animals including Giraffe, Sable, Roan (a rare type of antelope). We watched a pack of Banded mongoose go about their business. There were groups of elephant sleeping beside the track roads, We stopped to take ...