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Google will tell you that

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

was once surrounded by water and… 

 …may have looked something like this.

In 2014, however, it was a bare salt pan

devoid of…

 

…of much plant life and even less animal life.

 

Our little island in the desert was

surrounded by nothing…

…almost as far as the eye could see.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk231 – Nothing

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Desolate

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desolate

(of a place) uninhabited and giving
an impression of bleak emptiness.

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After spending a greater portion of our day

driving over narrow bush tracks, followed by…

…several traversing Sua (Salt) Pan

which is part of the

Kalahari Desert’s,

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans,

we finally arrived at

our destination….Lekhubu Island.  

To describe Lekhubu island as ‘desolate’ would be…


…an understatement in my opinion.

The island’s greatest feature was/is its ancient baobab trees…

 

…which at sun down provided a beautiful natural frame.

Up early next morning to capture a sunrise

and another silhouetted baobab tree.

It may have appeared desolate and amenities,

in 2014, a bit primitive,

but it was certainly

a worthwhile experience.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Desolate

Tuesday-PC-Wk165-Trail

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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

Lekhubu Island,

surrounded by salt,

was well worth the journey.

 

A snake trail in Greater Kruger National Park.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk164-Road

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Since 2013 we have travelled sorts of roads.

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

(Source: Wikipedia)

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.

 

Last year another Railroad ride on

The Rocky Mountaineer.

Two days of travel through glorious scenery

with first class comfort and service

back to Vancouver.

 

 

I’m probably stretching it a bit to call

the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.

However, it was the only way we could

access the mountain top.

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.

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