Beating a retreat from the bush

Trip Start Feb 23, 2009
Trip End Aug 22, 2009

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Twas the end of our bushy sojourn,

While we enjoyed another 7 am bush walk and a hearty breakfast, it was time for us to make our way back to Maun.  On the mekoro ride out of the Delta, we once again saw a lot of fowl: African Fish Eagles, Dotterals, several types of Kingfishers, Black Crakes, Storks, Herons, Egrets, etc.  My dad would have been in ecstasy, had he been present for this birding bonanza.  Alas I do not share my father's zeal for bird life, but luckliy our mekoro driver, Charles, was able to fill in the multiple blanks for me!

After the 3 hour hour drive back to Maun, everyone on the tour went off for a scenic flight over the Delta (boyfriend included), whilst I enjoyed some R&R back at the camp.  You may ask why I chose not to go on the flight, well it's a rather multi-pronged explanation: 1) I hate flying to begin with! (not that that's ever stopped me from going anywhere), 2) I really wanted to remember the Delta the way that I initially experienced it: in a mekoro, being 'in touch' with nature (rather than my last memory being from above) and 3) because I only had limited cash to see me through until the end of the trip and since I wasn't that bothered about the flight, I thought that I would save the money for something better later on in the trip. 

For any of you who just finished the above paragraph, sorry for my rather egotistical rant!  I promise that I will do my best to avoid that type of monologue for the rest of the blog!

Nothing much to note for the rest of the day, except for a strange hybrid insect: it was a mix between a wasp and a worm.  I can't even accurately describe it, but it was WEIRD!
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