Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Dirt-Rocks-Sand-Trails

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My contribution for this week’s

Dirt, Rocks, Sand, Trails

Challenge

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The photos for this week are again all from South Africa and some are

‘mobile’ photos (shot from a moving vehicle) and may not be my best.

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Let’s get the sand out of the way….
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 Sand tops my ‘least liked’ list, but it does help create… Sand_0757

a nice photo every now and again.

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The scary part of this cairn was the distance it was above, or from water.

Many of the Rest Camps also used a stone formation similar to this to announce their existence.
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Rocks like these made me feel almost at home.

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Mostly the stone around my home town is volcanic lava flows.
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rocks_0742Just love this formation.

I would love to be able to go back in time and then fast forward and watch this form.

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Many of our tracks/roads twisted….
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and turned.
track_0511If we stopped we would often find animal tracks similar to these hippo tracks.

track_0357Then over a rise in the road…

track_0099surprises like this.

track_0099AWhat fascinate me about African animals was that a vehicle posed no threat to them.  This is a crop of the above shot, but many time we were able to drive to within slingshot distance from animals.  Poachers must have a field day!  It would not even be half a challenge to shot a wild animal with modern weapons at everyone’s disposal.  Apologies for my rant…I love the animals.

track_0425A reality check…I have NEVER seen a snake track that size before.

If I my tracking skills (oR memory)  are not as good as I think they are please let me know and I will amend.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Dirt-Rocks-Sand-Tracks

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10 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Dirt-Rocks-Sand-Trails

  1. I really liked the assortment of dirt-rocks-sand-trails. I literally shuddered at the commentary about the snake. I doubt I would have recognized the trail otherwise! .. but the rock formations are my favourites!!

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    • The guide who showed us the snake track kept a pet adder, or some other venomous sounding snake, as a pet. It was not a python. I did not stop to see it as even the small dog which ‘owned’ the camp had to be locked away. The same guide also had a spider which covered his hand – photos and reports only – and shed hair. This hair lodged in the handlers skin and was itching all the following day. He said he did not have a girl friend……..strange!? Don’t you think?

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    • I have no idea of what the PacNorthwest is like. Closest I have been is Vancouver for a few days. Also camped in the Rockies, both in 1976. If the PacNorthwest is an extension of Rockies etc, then SA landscapes are quite different come to think of it.

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  2. Wow, Africa is a continent that I never been to …. I’m lying – I have been to Algeria.
    It looks very hot and dry …. I wonder if this formation is man made ???? Great entry again.

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    • To be honest it was not high on my list…but I am a real convert. We had planned a trip to Hawaii this year, however, the flight we booked is heading in the other direction and we are counting the months till our return.

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