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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Oh gnats to you too!!

21St November 2012

LOL!! Or should that be “nuts”?

Late yesterday afternoon the storm clouds started gathering and a strong wind came up. I was thankful that it seemed as if we were going to get some rain at last and cool things down a bit but after a lot of thunder and lightning, it blew over and someone else got the benefit of it. It did however cool down so I went for a long walk along the river bank. When I arrived back at the car, the side opposite to the direction of the wind was black and on closer inspection found it was covered with literally thousands of gnats!! I have never seen so many together before. Clever fellows to get out of the wind but did they have to use my car?? LOL!!

22nd November, 2012

I have to decide where to go from here and it is a difficult one......

23rd November 2012

Woke up and decided to head for my “home from home”..... yes, you guessed it ..... Kruger National Park. What a wonderful feeling it always is to drive in the gates. I am not sure how long I am going to be here as I am hoping to go to all the camps.

If you want to know what a trip here will be like, please follow my link to the first chapter on the series I did called Home away from Home and then on the right hand side of my blog, you will see the other links to the other chapters. This is an amazing place and always worth visiting.