Quick update before heading off in the saddle
Okay, so I have been a little lax in the blogging department. The reason is multifaactorial:
-I have to work occasionally
-I have been training on my shiny mountain bike
-I have resurrected attempts to brush up on my touch typing skills (initially my words per minute score was far slower than my two finger technique!
-I have been editing and deleting many pictures that I accumulated from my (not so recent) trip to Alaska / Canada
In summary: I will be up at sparrows tomorrow to do my ward rpund; drive to clinic (70km) see the patients there; drive to Durban (King Shaka International Airport 3.5hrs); fly to Jo’berg; catch the Gautrain (wil my bike and mininmal luggage); attend the race briefing; do last minute packing before being glued to my saddle for the following nine days (cf: www.joberg2c.co.za – 900km in 9days)
Here ar esome pictures to tide everypne over:
A lion playing “chicken” at Tembe Elephant Park
Sunset with the obligatory Acacia tree (it’s an African thing)
My car the next morning in Tembe (and elephant had destroyed a tree – fortunately my car was spared, just)
Baby giraffe at Phinda
A Khoza with a Big Eye (at Phinda)
Lioness at Phinda
Kalahari Lions settling in at Phinda
Two brothers from Kalahari (now in Phinda)
Afternoon drive along Lake Sibhayi
Heading off for a two day break (Border Cave near Ingwavuma) – Kiwi in the back.
The view from Tiger Lodge overlooking Josini Dam
Andrew and myself about to head off to the hills on a 21km climb that ended badly.
Camping at Border Cave (Andrew not very mobile after a blow-out and subsequent forward somersault )
Child’s grave – the painted shell indicates the beginning of abstract thought – significant milestone in evolution.
Sunset over looking Swazi Sugar cane farms
That’s all folks. Next update will hopefully be once I have recovered from cycling!