There was little more than…
…wheel tracks to lead us across Sua Salt Pan…
…which formed part of Botswana’s
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
and also part of the Kalahari Desert.
On we drove following a trail of wheel tracks
towards Lekhubu Island surrounded by
little more than salt.
In fact Sua Pan covers 24,000 square kilometres
and is one of the largest playa lakes in the world.
And while I am certain we did not drive
the widest part there was no sign of civilisation
from whence we came or where we were going.
But our overnight stay at
surrounded by salt,
was well worth the journey.
A snake trail in Greater Kruger National Park.
Dirt tracks upon which a pride of lions rested.
Then a road which was not much more
than wheel tracks across Sua Pan,
one of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.
The Sua Pan (or Sowa Pan) is a large natural topographic depression
within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.
The Makgadikgadi Pans were once a lake which
was larger in area than Switzerland.
It dried up several thousand years ago
Could we call this a water road, in Venice?
An extraordinary trip across to France and return via Eurostar.
Extraordinary because I was ‘talking’ to MGW’s cousin
via Facebook while under the Channel.
The Rocky Mountaineer.
Two days of travel through glorious scenery
with first class comfort and service
back to Vancouver.
the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.
However, it was the only way we could
Finally, there had to be a road of some sort
leading up onto the Athabasca Glacier
when we visited the Columbia Ice-field.
I doubt if we will ever get to ride in
one of these machines again.
Some of my favourite closeups, or crops..
Whilst there is more here than
the challenge requires
‘Percy’ still makes a good subject.
Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
in the background
and very little else.
Lunch is down there.
Near Barwon Heads last Friday morning, April 26.
Saint Kilda Pier.
Crop some of the distraction and more focus
is on photographer and model,
completing a tertiary photography assignment.
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.
Sundown on our last night in Africa, 2013.
Greater Kruger National Park.
From Lekhubu Island in the
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
North Eastern Kalahari Desert,
Kalahari Bash landscapes…
…after our overnight camp on Lekhubu Island.
Most of us agreed that this was what
we thought of when talking of
Still in the north-eastern area
of the Kalahari, on our way
to Maun, Botswana.
The Great Outdoors theme reminded me of…
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans which form part of the
North Eastern Kalahari Desert in Botswana.
Driving into the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on Sua Pan
we camped the night at Lekhubu Island
and watched a beautiful sunset
and sunrise the next morning.
The next day we seemed to drive for hours
with only the occasional village to pass by and
a few more Acacia trees to form
the only shelter and shade along the way..
We really felt alone on the planet.