My first thoughts were of Australia
because of its status as the island continent.
New Zealand was a fast finishing second
somewhere in the Sua (or Sowa) Salt Pan
in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana’s
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.
I know I have posted this image many times
and also because only the church remains, now.
It appears that a car yard is
being built around the church.
It still remains one of favourites.
Today I have included this shot of the of the roof,
and only just noticed (at 2330) the blue sky.
Baobab Tree, in Botswana.
Kalahari Scrub Robin, in Botswana,
at Lekhubu Island.
Finally, a shadow at Gibson Steps,
near The Twelve Apostles.
Some outdoor scenes
Sunset at Lekhubu Island.
Our campsite at Lekhubu Island.
During a game drive from one of our Okavango Delta camps
we came across these elephants.
Our guides estimated we sighted
over 1,000 elephants that day.
…was equally as fascinating…
…as our game drives.
Five years ago we were readying ourselves
for our trip to Botswana.
To help with our budgeting
we agreed to ‘rustic’ accommodation.
Little did we know that our first night would
be spent in a hut which had a 12 inch gap
between the roof and walls.
The following night, while walls and roof met,
however the triangle above the front and back walls
was only filled in with chicken wire.
Our comfort, again was controlled by
chilly winds blowing in, through, or out. 😊
Warm and comfortable.
Upon reaching Chobe Resort…
…in a level of comfort we…
during this trip.
An early morning shadow from the
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and
flighty Kalahari Scrub Robin
At the other end of the day we begin our flight over
the Okavango Delta
at the Maun Airport.
cast long shadows.
Possibly the first time I photographed a shadow.
Sadly the tree is no longer.
I thought the church had disappeared also.
However, Google of February 2018 says differently.
Twelve months is a long time though.