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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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Boggle

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boggle

(of a person or their mind) be astonished
or baffled when trying to imagine something.
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Who would have thought in the 1950s…

…that it would be possible to fly

Melbourne to London with only one stop.

I think Air Canada is flying to Vancouver

from Melbourne non stop.

We flew Brisbane to Vancouver a weeks or so

prior to the Melbourne flight commencing.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Boggle

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Turning

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turning

* a place where a road branches off from another.
* the action or skill of using a lathe.
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Following roads/tracks…

…until we come to a turn.

That’s how we…

 

…navigated our way through the section

of the Kalahari Desert we traversed.

Finally, wood turning.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk213-Illusions

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illusion

an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception
of a sensory experience.
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On the last day of our Botswana Safari

we visited Nata Bird Sanctuary

As we approached all I could see was

one huge grey wall in front of us.

It  was the greatest sensory misinterpretation

I have ever experienced.

For the record it was a sheet of ‘grey’ water.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk213 – Illusions

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk212-Expanse

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expanse

a wide continuous area of something.
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If we had visited Botswana’s

Lekhubu Island

a little over 10,000 years ago…

…we would have been in the middle of

Lake Makgadikgadi,

which covered an area ranging

between 80,000 and 275,000 square kilometres

(or, 30,888 to 106,178 sq miles)

and was up to 30 metres deep.

In 2014, however, it was simply acre upon acre of salt

with the rocky out crop known as Lekhubu Island

the only visible destination.

 

For 360 degrees all we could see was nothing

and yet I would still recommend it as

an overnight stop just to experience

this vast expanse of solitude.

The sunset and sunrise were glorious.

 

The drive out was a little more interesting

with various trees and villages sighted…

…but still the expanse of that salt lake

was always lurking on the horizon.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk212 – Expanse

Cee-BW-Challenge-Two-MMs

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A small community in the

Kalahari Desert, Botswana.

A common method of communication. 

Sighted in Coldfoot, Alaska.

 

Flammable materials being disposed of.

 Accommodation in Rondavels

in South Africa’s. 

Kruger National Park

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Two-MMs

Black_White

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Hovel

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hovel

a small squalid or simply constructed dwelling
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A village in….

…the Kalahari Desert.

I have often heard the word ‘hovel’ used

to describe and untidy dwelling or room.

Or, a building which is not as ‘grand’ in

the eyes of the speaker, as he/she thinks it ought to be.