I haven’t written about my boy Chester for awhile, so I thought it was time I did. He is doing great.  He was fine while I was away and adapted well to my daughter’s routine.  Her hours are different from my hours normally, but she adapted herself to make a routine due to Chester’s med… Continue reading Chester

Sunrise, Sunset

OK – so, I’m going to talk about Africa once in awhile (for the rest of my life). Most mornings I was on the road when the sun rose and sometimes, I returned to camp just after the sun set.  Songs often go through my head and one of them was called Sunrise Sunset.  I… Continue reading Sunrise, Sunset

Beautiful Morning

It was a beautiful morning for a walk when Chester and I headed over to the Red River.  The sky was bright blue and the sun was shining.  There was a mist rising off the river.  I have no idea what the temperature was.  I wore a light  jacket and felt comfortable.  I never bother… Continue reading Beautiful Morning

Hot Air Balloons over Winnipeg

As I walked out the door with Chester to go for our walk yesterday, I heard the sound of a hot air balloon just above me.  I looked up to see the ReMax Balloon float by.  Then I looked for the CTV balloon, which is usually very near and it was just coming over the… Continue reading Hot Air Balloons over Winnipeg

Catching Up

I returned home in the evening of August 31st, which was a Friday and did not have to go back to work until the Tuesday, since Monday was a holiday and I had taken the Sunday as a vacation day.  This gave me time to adapt to the time change.  Everyone had told me that… Continue reading Catching Up

August 31 – Frankfurt to Toronto to Winnipeg

I slept a little bit, off and on throughout the flight to Frankfurt, but was awake much too early. We landed right on time. I think South African Airline is always right on time. I only had about 3 hours to wait at Frankfurt this time and they were willing to give out the gates… Continue reading August 31 – Frankfurt to Toronto to Winnipeg

August 30 – Nkorho and Heading for Home

This will be my last day in South Africa. 😦 I have the morning drive to look forward to, followed by breakfast and then it will be time to head for the airport to begin the long journey home. Although Cedric and Norman start their leave today, they have decided to stay for the morning… Continue reading August 30 – Nkorho and Heading for Home

August 29 – Nkorho, Sabi Sands

I had a good sleep and was up at 5:00 am, so I could have a cup of coffee before the drive at 6:00 am. We missed Lions last night that the other vehicle from Nkorho had been able to see, so this morning’s mission was to track them down.  Our duo of Cedric (ranger)… Continue reading August 29 – Nkorho, Sabi Sands

August 28 – Nkorho, Sabi Sands

I had a good sleep in a very comfortable bed at Nkorho.  🙂 The alarm had been set for 5:00 am, so there would be time to grab a cup of coffee before the morning drive starts at 6:00 am. Our sightings for the morning drive were Elephant, Nyala, Rhino, Impala, Kudu, Hippo, African Fish… Continue reading August 28 – Nkorho, Sabi Sands

August 27 – Tamboti to Nkorho

It was time to pack up and leave Kruger National Park today.  I left the gate at Tambotti shortly after 6:00 am and headed to Satara.  I couldn’t show up at Nkorho too early. At Satara I filled the car with gas.  The sightings in Kruger today were Steenbok, Baboons, Elephant, Blacksmith Lapwing, Warthogs, Giraffe,… Continue reading August 27 – Tamboti to Nkorho