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I have probably cheated a bit this week…

…but it was the best I could do.

A sight our guide described as the whole of Africa  🙂

 

Finally something we won’t get to

experience again this year.

A few months back I received a Facebook comment

that visitors can no longer do this.

I did not ask why, maybe the elephant died.

However, more likely is that tourists (in their wisdom)

did not listen to, and follow, very specific instructions

as happened on this day.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Three-Angles

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Bridges from all over…

Probably Australia’s best known bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge, New Zealand.

 

A small rural bridge in

New Zealand’s North Island.

Arriving by ferry in Melbourne…

…and cruising under

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

 

 

A footbridge in Geelong’s

Balyang Sanctuary.

 

A one lane bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

 

Finally a bridge from my primary years of schooling.

Whoever said some of the old methods

of teaching are wrong is incorrect.

 Or maybe I am getting older and cannot remember

what I had for breakfast, but can remember incidents

and conversations which occurred nearly 60 years ago,

as if it were yesterday.  🙂

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Bridge

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Guide

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guide

a person who shows the way to others, especially one employed
to show tourists around places of interest.
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Contrary to popular opinion…

…our Safari Guide is not asleep, he is planning mode.

MGW says she would trust her life with him.

In a few months we will be doing just that again.

We rate him the best Guide in the world.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Guide

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FOWChallenge-Pressure

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pressure

continuous physical force exerted on or against
an object by something in contact with it.
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If my memory is any good

…my Grade 6 teacher told us that

the pressure (per square inch) under

a woman’s high heel shoe is greater than

the pressure per square inch under

an elephants foot.

 

Fifty-one years later I captured these images

which may help explain why it is indeed

a lesser pressure under an elephant’s foot.

However, I try to keep my toes away

from elephants and high heels!  🙂

Didn’t want to look foolish so I just asked Google

“What exerts more pressure-per-square inch when walking

a 100 lb woman in high heels or a 6,000 lb elephant

in bare feet?

[At the moment when only the heel rests on the ground.]

(Stiletto heels have an area of about 1/16 of a square inch.

Elephants, unlike humans, walk with two feet

on the ground at a time.

Each foot is about 40 square inches.

Thus, the woman “wins” by far

more than 1,500 psi versus 75 psi.)”

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I like this photo.

And my subject wasn’t going to be

moved for love nor money.

A work colleague of six years ago asked what this was.

I guess it’s not often we see elephant trunks

up close like this.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Unusual

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Gazelle

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gazelle

a small, slender antelope that typically has curved horns
and a fawn-coloured coat with white underparts,
found in open country in Africa and Asia.
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Our first sighting…

…of African animals.

 

Impala…

 

…the rabbits of Africa.

At least that’s what we were told

and have come to believe to be true.

You will always sight an Impala on a game drive.

Kudu

We were told that kudu burgers

were on the menu one night..

Tasted okay.

Fairly certain these are Springbok members

of the gazelle clan.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Gazelle

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