30 November 2019
We left Shingwedzi at quarter to six this morning. The Earl set the speed control to 50km per hour which is the limit on tar roads in Kruger. We would not be stopping for anything less exciting than a lion! So it was speed spotting for the next 146 kilometres! And we did see a fair amount of the usual suspects but no photographs of them today. We almost stopped for a honey badger that crossed the road but he was in no mood to feature in my blog today. For those of my readers who are not familiar with this creature, I have posted a screenshot from my “Mammal Guide of South Africa’ app.
I also saw a hyaena who had just been rolling in a mud puddle but by the time I’d shouted, stop, it was too late to reverse the caravan.
We stopped for breakfast at Mopani Camp. It was here that I managed to get some photographs of a few birds.
After our little break at Mopani, we continued and arrived at Letaba at 9:15. We found a lovely shady campsite and decided not to set up the canopy. The heat was really getting to the Earl and he would not be sitting outdoors for any length of time. Thank heaven for the air conditioner in the caravan!
After unhitching, we went straight out for a drive. The sightings were not very exciting but it was really hot! The high today was 40 degrees C.
I love watching wildebeest in the wild and feel just a tad guilty when I eat his brothers. But that is the law of the jungle, isn’t it? The Earl used our Smart Space Pot and the Snappy Chef to make a delicious Wildebeest curry for dinner tonight. My feelings of guilt disappeared with each mouthful.