FOWChallenge-Horizon

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horizon

the line at which the earth’s surface and the sky appear to meet.

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An afternoon whirlwind briefly appeared

on the horizon the afternoon

we are arrived at Lekhubu Island…


…which is located in Sua Pan among

the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

in Botswana.

Next morning the same

North Eastern Kalahari Desert 

horizon produced this sunrise.

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FOWChallenge-Camp

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camp

a place with temporary accommodation of huts, tents, or other structures,
typically used by soldiers, refugees, or travelling people

Some Botswana campsite images.

LeKhubu Island campsite in Botswana.

 

Several times we had…

 

…locals pass by our campsite during the night.

One or two came really close

on their scavenger hunt.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Camp

 

 

 

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Islands.   

My first thoughts were of Australia

because of its status as the island continent. 

New Zealand was a fast finishing second

because we visited in 2018.However, I opted for Lekhubu Island which is located

somewhere in the Sua (or Sowa) Salt Pan

in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana’s

Kalahari Desert.  

Lekhubu Island has two main features.   

First, it rises above the surrounding salt pans by a few metres. 

Second, is its Baobab trees


 And possibly third, it appeared to have

a clear horizon for 360 degrees.

Several photos have been roughly stitched together

to form this panoramic shot of

our drive into Lekhubu Island.

 

 

 

The salt pans dried up several thousand years ago.

Back then the scene may have looked a bit like this.

However, according to Google there is still water

in these pans during the summer wet  season.

We visited in September.

The drive over the pan lasted several hours.

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