Tuesday, 26 February 2013

February overcast and cold.Return to the Mara

On Sunday my daughter and I Sarah walked Ted to Woodoaks farm a chill was in the air ,the farm
hands children were playing in the paddocks and the talk was of restoration of the old barn.
Sarah and I walked on and of note 3 Red Kites put in an appearance over the adjacent fields.
On return my mind drifted back to warmer times on the Mara on New Years day walking
from the tent to the jeep I photographed Common Wattle eye.
Once in the jeep with our Intrepids guide John Parmasu we crossed the smelly river as
John calls it due to sulphurous gases it emits.
Game was more in evidence over the river larger herds of gazelles ,giraffe and notably a
bull Elephant with a broken tusk and a bullet hole in his ear.
The sun and temperatures of 40c were punishing as we moved on in  search of cats
we were lucky with 2 cheetahs together.
We also found the mother of last years cubs full of milk or rather drained out hunting in
the same place for another litter.
It was now back for lunch on the Mara and Woodoaks farm and my day dream was over.

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