Staying at the lodge

Living with Wifi spoils you- to the point that when we don’t have it, it takes a while to sink that how many times we use it each day. Where we are staying there is no wifi, except in the dining room and it’s peculiar because we can’t eat and talk and send photos to family all at the same time. I think some people may have found me too rude, as I couldn’t be bothered coming earlier and sitting there just to use wifi before meal times. I’m too happy to be sleeping in my comfortable bed!

We went on our first safari today and I was thrilled to see a fresh water crocodile. Let me introduce you to Virginia!

Our guide Carl was amazing. He fed her with chicken and we could see her come out and eat. She had a husband, however he is missing in action. Rumours are swirling that Virginia ate her husband, because he ate the 3 babies she had. Alternatively the theory is that she kicked him out of the pond

And then we got to chase down some zebras. This was so amazing…

Here is a photo of the group we are with!

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Leaving Sydney and landing in Johannesburg – Day 1

So two very excited people got onto the plane. Both Jenny and I haven’t been on a plane since pre-Covid era. We are the only two wearing a mask inflight. It was a nice plane trip but 14 hrs does feel longer than I thought. Thankfully I could crochet to my hearts content- I took various hooks, yarn and little scissors and sailed through Sydney check in- no one was concerned!
As we got to the end, and I first looked out if the plane I took a photo to believe I was really here! The O.R.Tambo airport greets you with simplicity as we queue up for immigration. It’s totally different to Sydney- there are less security personnel and no crowds. There was one queue for immigration and then we were out to get the coach.
People are very friendly and helpful. As we walked out we took photos to prove we have landed in South Africa as we both find it a bit unreal!
After check in we realised it was midnight back home and we didn’t want to sleep as it’s only 2pm here. So we went toe dipping into the pool! Then the jet lag set in, so we had a quick dinner and went early to bed!