Blue Jay Lodge
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This morning we were up at 5.30am for a game drive. We had morning coffee at sunrise with hippos and crocs at a dam then came across a group of adolescent lions around 18 months old. They were lying around and playing together while waiting for the adults out hunting. There were giraffe, antelopes and a hyena with a baby lying by her den. After a midday siesta we went on a late afternoon drive, having a closer look at the Londolozi lodges and then sundowners on the river ...
... s Window. The high elevation provided a view of the endless pine and eucalyptus plantations interspersed with pockets of tangled indigenous jungle. There were pine trees growing everywhere and when a large swath of trees had been felled the space was immediately re-planted with new seedlings. Log trucks were everywhere which probably contributes to the many potholes we constantly have to dodge.
... all went to bed. Nobody from that group made the safari Saturday morning....
Saturday morning at breakfast Zoe proclaimed the previous night to be "The best day of my life, bar none, except marrying Stuart and the birth of their son". Now, that's strong!!!
Couple of corrections, it's Bill and Tani Austion from The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Annetta, not Annella is Greg's girlfriend. I apologize to all for any inaccuracies, I am writting from memory.
... with a bunch of Brits who have nationalize health care and such. It was an interesting conversation for sure both at intellectual and social level. We also talked about the possible Syrian war and Richard aptly pointed out that by waiting to take action it allowed Obama to get help from other nations to mediate and avoid an invasion. He had some inside knowledge I suspect as he was directly involved in trying to negotiate Saddam's surrender with the King ...
... in the park. Giraffe, elephant, hippo, zebra, and the ever present impala as well as our first rhino! Of course, if you have prey the chances of predators does increase. Always on the lookout for that elusive cheetah, leopard, or wild dog to come into view. We drove on from the waterhole and left Jerry and Tom to enjoy and we were going ahead so we could set up our tent.
Saw ground hornbills making their call and watched them ...