Caravanning in the Kgalagadi Polentswa Tuesday 24 March 2015

It rained again in the night but this morning, though cold the weather has cleared.   Nevertheless I dress in jeans and a long sleeve shirt and we head for Polentswa waterhole.  The baby owl is the only creature of real interest.

001 Vereaux's Juvenile 2015-03-24 07-24-060

We continue to Kannegaus and on the way find a rabbit in our path.  There is plenty of water on the road and all the waterholes are flooded with other water lying about nearby.  We see mainly wildebeest and gemsbok drinking.

002 Kousant Water Hole flooded Helen Powershot 2015-03-24 07-48-03 AM 4608x3456

The Gemsbok seem amazed at the extra water at the borehole

The sandgrouse are having a lovely time with more choices of water supply and less hassles from lanners.  We find them drinking all over the place.

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We do not see much but here are photographs of what we did see today.

The Crowned Lapwings were everywhere - just loving all the puddles

The Crowned Lapwings were everywhere – just loving all the puddles

A lanner wondering where all the doves are

A lanner wondering where all the doves are

A jackal relaxing on the muddy river bed

A jackal relaxing on the muddy river bed

We were back in camp by lunch time and the weather had warmed up to shorts and t-shirt status again.

The enormous sky

The enormous sky

And the sun starts to set

And the sun starts to set

Red Sky at night Kgalagdi delight

Red Sky at night Kgalagdi delight

For dinner Maureen cooked a lovely meal of mince, potatoes and gem squash. It was pleasant sitting out but by 8 o’clock it looked like it would rain so we got into our caravans and had an early night.  There was a brief storm but nothing too serious.

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