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guys I later checked the shops at ORITA , well neither the pharmacy or Woolworths have razors ,it might be a good idea to take a spare from home

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lodges now have mini buses to do airport or other transfers ,without the exception of Kapama reserve which is almost at the airport   the police now take the view that game drive vehicles are not p

Well things are over now , I am in the business centre at the Premier hotel, waiting for the return flight to Sydney , the place where my body lives, but not my heart and soul. Except holidays I ha

GUIDES   There are 2 guides Big Amos (as he calls himself) an older black man , and Andy who is 23 yrs old and recently graduated from Eco training. he is friendly,very knowledgeable and explains

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the comments on razors are practical advice , I do not want someone grumpy at airline checkin or immigataion saying that my passport photo does not have a beard or mo

 

one of the dominant male leopards fought of his farther for a breeding territory

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The transfer group used was very reliable in terms of arriving at the camp so I could connect with the Ashtons shuttle.

 

they arrived seriously in advance of the time I was told to allow for , I had a quick breakfast and was qiven a bag of fruit to eat

 

the manager aked me to check for my passport before leaving

 

the transfer driver was interesting and friendly , he does both transfers and safaris as he is also registered as a ranger

 

he told me that he had wanted to meet Steve Irwin the Wildlife Warrior

 

I noticed that there was a long section of the main road not that far from Eastgate airport which was only useable in one direction. It could have been 500 meters or more long , the other side was seriously cracked down several meters lower as a result of flood damage in 2012. a repair contract had been awarded , substantial advance payments had been made by the council , but no repair work, and no one investigated what was going on.

 

we got to bones pub in good time and meet some of the locals who were watching super rugby

 

amongst them were a couple who did mountain biking , the man had large wifi internet connected pedometer on the front of one of his shoes . They both were going in a 95 km race over bush tracks to raise money for Rotary, the woman regulary did 20km on her bike in 1 hour after coming home from work.

 

Ashtons was on time and arrived back at ORITA 10 minutes early

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Here are some more photos from Thornybush that I converted for @@COSMIC RHINO. I particularly like some of the White Rhino and Hippo shots.

 

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More Thornybush photos.

 

* The one of the White Rhino trotting towards the camera is fantastic. And I like the photo of the affectionate White Rhino a lot.

 

The Leopard looks like he had been in a scrap.

 

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the leopard fought of his farther to take over a breeding territory

 

the son jumped over the fence with timbavati uasing a nearby tree as an aid

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the white rhino were getting together as a group and physically bonding in 2015, I stayed there with the guide for over 30 minutes

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a larger white rhino calf who's mother died of old age was taken to the Hoedspruit endangered species centre when he failed to a family heard

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it was at Thornybush that someone else got a problem with their SLR

 

a message came on the screen that the camera was rejecting the lens as it was too dirty which zoomed up to about 200 mm, so on game drive they changed to the short zoom lens

 

back in camp since there was nothing much else on offer I cleaned about the camera mount and the lens mount with eucalyptus oil

 

this restored the ability to use the lens in manual focus only

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well you don't get lens rejection problems with an advanced compact camera

 

overall my trip was wonderful

 

thanks to offshorebirder, super leeds and Geoff with loading photos

 

I was somewhat amazed to see someone waering a UZZI t shirt at ORITA , what a wonderful way to get lots of extra attention from airport security

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