Just like the hippo, I currently find myself “between land and water.”
Having worked my final day at the packhouse mid May, I have been without internet access except for fleeting glimpses using my cell phone. I hope once I have a steady income to be able to set it up at home and continue my regular blogging. I miss it so!
I have really enjoyed the last two weeks, spending most days on the farm in the sun as winter starts to settle in. The leaves are finally starting to fall and we have nippy mornings and evenings. The beauty of this area is that right throughout winter we will have sunny days and blue skies with temperatures in the mid 20’s (C) at midday.
For two weekends I had the pleasure of having an old friend of mine, Sue, come to stay on the farm with us. I met Sue years ago at my scuba diving club when we were both living corporate lives in the city. Interestingly, we have both chosen to opt out of that fast paced world and spend our time in nature doing the things we love most. We discussed how fast paced our new slow lives are.
Sue is now a freelance safari guide and spends her days during the tourist season taking people into game reserves and during her off-season she works as a scuba dive master, mostly on the Mozambican coast.
On one of our drives around our reserve we spotted hippo lazing in the river. I have tried on many occasions to get a picture of them but because it is really dangerous to get too near them I have not succeeded with my small camera. Sue took the above photo of them with her camera for me so now I am able to show you proof that we have them on the reserve.
Because of all the time Sue spends in our game reserves and National Parks she gets many opportunities to take some fantastic photos (and she is a brilliant photographer.) You can view them on her blog – Coral Wild, and read about her interesting trips too. If you are looking for a fantastic safari experience in South Africa, contact Sue – her details are on her blog.