3 December 2017
We bade farewell to Pat and Tony this morning and they made their way through the park for a few hours before leaving for Witbank where they are spending the night.
The Earl and I decided to have a rest day and do a few things in camp. Isn’t it great that each rest camp has a laundry with coin operated washing machines and dryers? Just two five rand coins; and half an hour later my bed linen was washed and ready for the dryer. In went the next two coins. I pressed the start button – nothing! Oh no! Had it been clothes I could have made a plan to hang it out but Kingsize bed linen – Noooooo. So I rang the duty manager and within minutes two charming young technicians arrived to sort out my problem. “It took my money but it won’t work,” I said sadly.
‘We’re here to help,” they said scratching their heads. Then one unlocked the machine with a key, did something miraculous and hey presto the dryer started! “What did you do?” I asked. “‘Magic,” he replied.
I then put a load of clothing on while the linen dried and when that was done the clothes were ready for the dryer. By 9:30 I’d done the laundry, cleaned the caravan, watched some birds and had a swim.
The Earl and I then went to the restaurant for breakfast. By this time the temperature was rising but it was cool relaxing on the deck under the trees. The birding was good too,
After sorting out banking and email on his laptop The Earl had a nap and then we did a two hour drive next to the river to Nkulu Picnic Site and back. The trip there was very quiet with little to see except impala. On the way back though, the animals seemed to have woken from their naps,
It was too hot to cook tonight so we went to the Cattle Baron Take-Away and got chicken wraps and I made a Greek salad. A perfect ending to a very hot day!