Caravanning in The Kgalagadi Twee Rivieren Saturday 28 March 2015

The rain seems to be holding off and there is no wind at all today.  We go out early as usual and take the Mata Mata Road until the Dune Road turnoff and then take that.  It is a very successful drive as far as birds are concerned.   Once again I will let the photographs tell the story.

An early morning Tawny Eagle

An early morning Tawny Eagle

Black Shouldered Kite

Black Shouldered Kite

Elegant Giraffe striding up the dune bank

Elegant Giraffe striding up the dune bank

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Earl has not yet filled up with Diesel so we do not go any further than Melkvlei which is largely flooded but we find a table that is on dry ground and have a late breakfast there.   On our return trip we have some interesting sightings.  A tortoise and springbok find the road puddles convenient drinking places.

The Springbok eyes the tortois with suspicion

The Springbok eyes the tortois with suspicion

The tortoise decides to make way for the springbok

The tortoise decides to make way for the springbok

The thirsty bokkie can now take a drink

The thirsty bokkie can now take a drink

Soon after this Earl nearly jumps out of the window when he spots a cobra right in front of the car.   We get some good photos of him before he slithers off into the bush toward a secretary bird. They haven’t seen each other but if the sec bird spots the snake he will become lunch!

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The secretary is thirsty

The secretary is contemplating something – lunch or a bath?

No – the secretary is more interested in his abutions.

Refreshingly cool on a hot day

Refreshingly cool on a hot day

Tip toe out

Tip toe out

And shake the feathers

And shake the feathers

Back at camp we go to the shop which is better stocked than Mata Mata and Nossob. We get hot pies and ice creams for lunch – what a treat!

We spent the afternoon in camp catching up with chores and diary writing etc.  For supper we pooled ingredients and Maureen cooked us a delicious chicken stew.

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