Word-of-Day-Challenge-Welcome

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welcome

an instance or manner of greeting someone.

This dance troupe…

…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.  🙂

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Welcome

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Great-Outdoors

 

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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

New Zealannd’s…

Mount Ruapehu,

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. 

Stunning views

 

From

Sausage Tree Safari Camp…

…we were able to admire the Drakensberg Mountains

and enjoy a drink  or meal while doing so.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  The-Great-Outdoors

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Paths

 

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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.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Path

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Daddy

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daddy of them all

The biggest, oldest, most impressive,
or most respected person or thing of a certain kind.

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.

Why?

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.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Daddy

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Applaud

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While not necessarily applauding…

…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.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Applaud

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Venturesome

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Last night of our 2013 African Safari we met

Limpy and her Cubs.After a few swipes and bites of Mum’s tail

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.

Carefully Nosy stalks the tourists.

Rosy panics and scampers back to tell on Nosy.

Meanwhile Nosy has his eyes fixed on a hide…some

elephant dung.

Made it.

 

Doesn’t taste real bad either.

I wonder what those tourists are looking at?

Elephant dung?

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Word of the Day Challenge: Venturesome

Cee-BW-Challenge-People-at-Work

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Workers of various sorts.

Building a house.

 

Volunteers at a fundraising barbeque.

 

 

I always thought the spotters job

could be the most exhilarating

and at the same time scariest

job on a game safari drive.

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: People at Work

Black_White

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