an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception
of a sensory experience.

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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My contribution for this week’s challenge…



This post may be everyone’s cup of tea,

but I will never forget…

Nata Bird Sanctuary, Botswanathe feeling of driving alongside this grey wall.

No-one had mentioned that there was a wall anywhere in our travels, but my mind was certain that it was a wall.

Further more my camera was having great difficulty focusing.

We were at Nata Bird Sanctuary in Botswana, September, 2014.  The closest birds were some flamingos

about one kilometre from us.

To me they were two white stripes on the water…

everyone else saw pink 😦

We were told that it there are either lots of birds or very few.

Guess which day we visited? 🙂


To make up for the lack of birds, our guide performed

the ‘flamingo dance’ which amused all.

Just realised that I did not mention the grey wall

was in fact a large expanse of water

covering the Sua Salt Pan.



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A sequel to my Odd-Ball Challenge from Nata Bird Sanctuary.


What I perceived to be a high, grey wall was

actually a large expanse of water.

This was the bird sanctuary.

So, where were the birds?

We were told, prior to arriving, that birds

may be scarce at that time of year…and they were.

nata_0379We found two ducks near us…
nata_0389and waaaaay over in the distance, those two little

pale coloured strips on the water are flamingos.

At least, that is what I was told by all those

who have better eyes than I do.

The disappointing thing was that we could get no closer to these birds.

flamingo dance_0439To compensate for the lack of birds our guide

performed the ‘flamingo dance’ for us.

This is the last of about twenty shots.


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Odd Ball

Week 33


 I have never seen, or experienced anything as unusual

as this sight at Nata Bird Sanctuary…

nata_0377I was quite certain that we were driving alongside a huge, grey wall

instead of a large expanse of water.

Where are the birds?

Well we were told, prior to arriving, that they

may be scarce at that time of year…and they were.


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