Some farewell entertainment at
Sausage Tree Safari Camp…
…near the end of our first
African Safari, 2013.
Dubai fire dancer.
Whakarewarewa Maori Village dancers,
…the type of fence I think of when I hear the word.
A back gate into Geelong Grammar School.
That rather flimsy fence was all that
separated animals and visitors.
A sturdy Hobbiton Gate
A Westminster Abbey gate.
My favourite gate….Menin Gate,
While entertaining tourists and jumping around
during their dance routine…
…one of the dancers found a weak spot in the decking.
Fortunately he was not injured.
…could have been welcoming us to…
…South Africa and…
…Sausage Tree Safari Camp.
They were, in fact, bidding us farewell.
And so vigorous was their dancing that..
…one of the male dancers found
a weak spot in the decking. 🙂
Two continents and one island this week.
A scene from Day 2 of our
Rocky Mountaineer Train trip
to Vancouver, June 2018.
Whistler ski slopes, Canada, June 2018
Across the Pacific Ocean
and much closer to home is
which is an active volcano
in Tongariro National Park.
New Zealand’s North Island’s major ski resorts
and only glaciers are too be found on Mt Ruapehu.
Across the Indian Ocean is the Mt Sheba Resort.
And a not too long drive from Mt Sheba
is an area known as God’s Window.
Sausage Tree Safari Camp…
…we were able to admire the Drakensberg Mountains
and enjoy a drink or meal while doing so.
South Africa 2013 at
Sausage Tree Safari Camp
which is now part of
Greater Kruger National Park.
Nearly every game drive
saw us leaving a recognised road…
… in preference for a look down
a path or track like this.
Sometimes we would also crossing a dry water course.
Or passing a track that looked bare,
however, it was not wise to blink…
because that was when the locals moved.
daddy of them all
Possibly it is not correct to call this elephant
the big daddy of the family…
…even though it is the largest and most respected of the family.
Because elephants run in matriarchal families
Male elephants stay with the family unit until
they reach 13-14 years of age, when puberty sets in.
When they leave they either roam alone or find some
other males and may form a bachelor herd.
…the girls in this African Dance Troupe
are clapping their hands.
Both the African and the
New Zealand entertainers had us…
…on our feet dancing along.
All entertainers were warmly applauded
at the conclusion of their performances.
Last night of our 2013 African Safari we met
she told Nosy and Rosy to go tourist spotting.
Being a venturesome sort of lion
Nosy made his way down the steep hill carefully
keeping eyes wide open… in case the tourists
he had just spotted
made any sudden move.
Rosy panics and scampers back to tell on Nosy.
Meanwhile Nosy has his eyes fixed on a hide…some