Part Two:- Self Drive Botswana.

A trip to Botswana in the sense of a self drive is not one for the faint hearted. Where as in Kruger Park the amenities, Rangers and other park goers are there to assist you should anything go wrong, in Moremi, Savuti and Chobe there are no such real conveniences or luxuries. There are no shops and apart from a few circumstances, the amenities are at best rudimentary. So before deciding on doing such a trip, discuss it with people that have been there before. If you are a 3, 4 or 5 Star traveler, then the adventure of sleeping on a wonky rooftop bed for two weeks, surrounded by hostile predators, elephants and things that sting, bite and harass, will probably make the decision easier.

This trip is no camping expedition into known territory. There are no guides to help us out. The flat tires get were fixed there and then, with the girls as lookouts and the fixers breaking formula one records to get the tires changed over.

A key to a successful trip is in the planning. I was lucky enough to travel with my friend Ollie and his wife Mrs. Attenborough (Mrs. A is an amazing birder, game spotter and fount of information about Africa. of course, she’s African). Ollie is a genius with the details and with some input from yours truly a plan, day by day was made. On this sort of trip you have to plan it down to the liters of diesel carried, water, food and bathing needs and essentials. Spreadsheets make the job a lot easier.

The FULL STORY continues in the link.

Part Two:- Self Drive Botswana.

Shooting from a Vehicle in Africa – Part One

Probably the most common way to shoot wildlife is from a Vehicle. Wandering around in the velt is fine, buy with guards (armed or not, buy that’s another story or three) but it’s slow and the key to success in the African Savannah is covering lots of territory. Animals wandering the tundra (how many cliches can I pack into one paragraph) are the ultimate nomads and constantly patrol their patches for food and to detect / repel intruders.

The FULL STORY continues in the link

Shooting from a Vehicle in Africa - Part One

The Abbott

On a Yearly pilgrimage, discount eggs the family heads down to Southern Thailand (Surat Thani) to remember those who have departed before us. It is a time of contemplation, meditation, food and drink. It’s a family and friends time. Plus we got to play cards…..

Here’s the Abbott, you can see Sao’s Father in the foreground. The String joins everyone together in the prayer process. Women are not allowed to touch Monks, so the string gives the people the ability to “join”.

The Entire Series is here in a pbase directory.
The Abbott