June 6, 2018
06.06.2018 - 06.06.2018
When we got up it was cold and our lights were still not on so it was hard to see. There were "windows" in the tent. If you unzipped and unvelcroed the canvas flaps over the windows, you could look out through the screens that covered the openings.
At breakfast we got eggs -my granddaughter got hers with a hard yolk this time. And toast and there was watermelon and pineapple and pancakes on the buffet. I think there was also cold cereal.
So today we saw three different leopards which completes the 'big five' (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo).
I spotted a serval cat,
and we saw baboons, wart hog, guinea fowl,
At one point we had smoke in the van and Jeremiah said it was a short in the radio, so we stopped and he took the radio out of the dashboard.
The vehicle we are in is a Land Cruiser and is at least 15 years old. Jeremiah says the new ones are flimsy and tend to drop parts on the washboard roads.
We stopped at the visitor's center for lunch
and saw an animal that looked like a big guinea pig - probably a hyrax.
After lunch we looked at the exhibit of bones
and saw a movie on Gnu migration (Gnu is another name for wildebeest). Then we came back to camp and I had a nap.
I think Jeremiah did too as he was asleep during the bones explanation. He was awake until late chasing the lions out of camp
I asked my granddaughter to take some photos of the thorns on the acacia trees
We had a shower at 6, and then I took the computer in to charge and we talked to an Italian couple that was at Bashray Rift in that big group. Dinner was supposed to be onion soup but it didn't really look or taste like onion soup. There was chicken with some kind of orange sauce that my granddaughter said didn't agree with her.
And what they said was marble cake, but I think was really a form of ginger bread.
They said they had fixed our lights, but they went out again after 5 minutes. I told my granddaughter to go out and find someone and tell them, but she refused to leave the tent. She said she could hear the lions roaring and that I was too deaf to hear them. She did eventually stand at the entrance and wave the flashlight until someone came.
They would do something to it and he would stand up and the lights would go out again. So eventually they gave us a different battery and they also left us a battery powered light.