A Traveler's Photo Journal

getting started

Wake-up call was at 5 am.  Even though we are on vacation, that does not mean we can sleep in.  There is no late sleeping if you want to see wildlife, active in the cooler mornings and late afternoons just before dusk.  Despite having declined the offer of the two after-dinner cocktails last night, Springboks and Sledgehammers*, 5 am came all too soon.  Fifteen minutes after the call, we gathered for coffee.  The vehicles were already waiting for us.  We pulled out of the compound around 5:45, just as the first light was starting to show in the morning sky.

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It was cool with a thin overcast cloud layer, making fleece jackets a requirement.  We found a herd of buffalo right away.  We stopped now and then to listen and watch for birds, and to just enjoy the quiet of the morning.  Keeping with our crew from the night before…

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