Black and White Tuesday,
December 02, 2014
Last week I posted some pictures of elephants
heading away from water,
Zimbabwe border post, travelled through no-man’s land
and reached the Botswana border post…
where things began to go sour…for me. 😦
revealed that I did not have my passport with me.
Another pat down…still no passport,
or yellow fever vaccination passport,
Cold hard cash…most of it sporting George Washington’s face.
to the Zimbabwe post…
leaving my five female travelling companions
waiting at the Botswana side.
Yes! MGW was one of them!
Just as I was about to enter the Zimbabwe border post,
nature stepped in, and I reached in my pocket for a handkerchief
As I grasped my handkerchief I felt
a hard cardboard like object lurking
on the inside of my handkerchief.
Oceans of relief washed over me as
I withdrew my passport to check it
and happily showed it to our driver.
I had been imagining spending countless
days locked away in no-man’s land
I mean…I knew MGW would have a comment…or two.
What I didn’t count on was all five of
my travelling companions getting stuck into me!!
Look carefully at the background of these photos and
you will see lights mounted on high poles.
here were this mornings elephants returning
to quench their thirst for the evening.
that if I had NOT ‘lost’ my passport, and
delayed our travels by five to ten minutes,
we would have missed this sighting…
as a cabin boy trying to bucket water out of the Titanic.
to help and wait for the stragglers?
I bet they did not grumble because one or two were late!
Hope you enjoyed.