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Travel Blogs from Hazyview
... at Chestnut Lodge was rainy and the electricity was out the entire day. Dinner (and everything else) was by candlelight. Rain the next day gave us a good excuse to take another day to recuperate from the harrowing experience of just getting here.
The third day was sunny so we set off sight seeing along the Panorama Route which took us up Blyde River Canyon, the largest, deepest canyon in the ...
... up their sightings records
and begin to search for nests in the area. The enthusiasm and
generosity of this group had only increased since our last visit.
They began waking up at 3:30am with us to drive to key points and
listen for the distinctive booming of territorial hornbills and they
devoted a large portion of their busy schedules to sit down with our
maps in an attempt to distinguish group boundaries. Whenever we got
stuck someone would phone someone ...
... hard to communicate with as we tried to use hand signals like thumbs up or down to see if he could hear at all and tried several different devices. We had some success with his right ear after a bit and were able to fit him with a #2 hearing aid, which is less powerful than the most powerful #9 aid. They range in power from 2-9 and we were to fit the appropriate aid depending on the profoundness of the hearing loss. It was very hard to measure this young boys reaction, ...
... tortillas we had picked up at Woolworth's! Did not stay up too late but the son of the owner and his friends had a party until about 2:30 in the morning.
Got up and decided we would try our luck getting into the park. We had to do some shopping and so went to the mall in Hazyview. Wow and ouch combined! Saturday is not the day to be there. The grocery store was packed as well as the mall. Did get most of what we ...
... all the other animals we saw at the other camp.
One of the other great things were the ponchos. Instead of just blankets these things helped keep us extra warm and comfy!
We head off to Livingstone, Zambia tomorrow, via charter flight back to Johannesburg and then connecting out to Livingstone.