This blog is posted mostly everyday when we take a break from our usual retired Life as former full-time RVer's and travel overseas.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

A Water Day, River Cruises and the Termitity of it all in Namibia - 24 Nov. 2018


Time is at a premium, so this post will be short on words.

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But grandma Crocodile, what big teeth you have.

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The sun had the crocodiles basking. This croc was heading toward the water full speed ahead. Note the sand flying from his front foot.

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Scenes along the river.

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I’m getting better and better at capturing birds in motion, something that isn’t easy for me to do. But then, birds do more just perch or stand still.

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White Ibis taking flight.

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The bird on the right had just dive bombed the bird on the left.

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Eye to eye with a big croc.

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Peggy shows how not everyone was into taking photos.

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Irina shows how some people were into taking photos in a big way.

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“Resting Buffalo”.

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Not all buffalo rest. Maybe I should call this one “Grazing Buffalo in front of Resting Buffalo”.

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Irina is either exhausted from holding up that huge lens all morning or she can’t hold her beer. Just teasing!

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Namibia’s finest is very good beer, if I do say so.


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Naume – Norma tug of war.

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The super safari ten minus me who took the photo.

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African Citenga models.

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You really truly had to be there to appreciate what took place before that very first photo. There are more ways how not to tie a Citenga than there are grains of sand in the Kalahari Desert, and these lovely ladies tried quite a few of them.

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The day ended with us experiencing something very unique. Last evening during the dinner hour the sky opened up and a tremendous rainstorm, that continued into the night, heralded  the start of the long delayed rainy season.

Tonight we found out what that first rain brings. Termites, thousands and thousands of termites take wing knowing the rain means soft ground where they can burrow and make a new mound. The problem is that there are so many of them that they end up everywhere. In your food, in your water glass, on you and what ever you do, don’t go near a light. They actually turned out all the lights at our table or the only thing we would have been eating would have been termites. It really is one of those you have to experience it to understand it situations.

Some day's being in paradise is not all that paradisey.








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