Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Call of the Wild

We have spent a week in Pilansberg & then off to Louis trichard for hubby to do business (the really small funny town) then into Kruger National Park at Punda Maria where its hot & dry.
The fish eagles are calling the most wonderful "call of the wild" - if people ask me what comes to mind about Africa I always say the fish eagles cry & the fever trees.
We are off tomorrow to Nelspruit where DH has business then home & I will be very glad to be home again.
My sister & I caught up in Pilansberg where we went for game drives, scrapped & just relaxed. My BIL & DH took us for a bush walk & we were lucky enough to see hot air balloons glide over us ( I am so going to do that one day) it was amazing these huge ballooons filled with excited people just sail through the air. Photos to follow when I am home.
On a more normal note, we got stuck in Louis Trichard so stayed in a AA recomended hotel, it was a comedy of errors - luke warm water, single beds, a conference going on so no extra pillows etc & then dinner took an hour to arrive !! My DH travels extensively & is very fussy no make that Extremely fussy - so he was ok it happens occasionally. The next mornng we were packed & ready to go & breakfast was lovely. We arrived at Punda Maria camp to find out our accomadtion was very unusual - rooms not a rondavel as expected, well tempers were a little frayed after we had travelled on an "african seondary dirt road". We both managed to hit our heads on a low beam & then a small temper tantrum (no it doesn't stop in childhood- 50 year old males are pretty good at it...) Anyway we went down to braai at the communal braais & met 3 lovely couples (one dutch couple) & had such a good evening. It just goes to show how everything really turns out in the end.
I am off now to join DH - he has finished his business calls & its time for sundowners by the river to watch the elephants as we are in Oliphants camp. Viva Africa !


Helen Tilbury said...

Oh Jenny it sounds idyllic - despite the comedy of errors! You are getting some wonderful opportunities to travel now that you are not working...hope you are clicking away as you go & plan to scrap your new retired life!

Jenny said...

It sounds wonderful - I could do drinks over looking the river.

Andrea said...

Wow Jenny you hubby certainly travels A LOT...what does he do for a living?

Looks like you had a lovely time and the photo in the next post of the hotair balloons is sublime...awesome capture!