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Storm in Paradise

The Rain has come and gone. Yesterday Francois, Kevin, Erin and I went to do the water hole surveys, Craig wasn’t too sure about letting us go out since he feared that we would waste petrol whilst looking for the water holes and also anger the land owners by driving past their lodges. We managed to have a successful drive without doing any wrong and Craig was happy with that. 

Not going on game drive turned out to be a very fortunate thing since at about 19h00 there was a major cloud burst and we were all grabbing data sheets and cameras and computers trying to protect everything from the rain. Goosies little hide out was flooded and she was running around looking for cover as well. She eventually hid in the cupboards away from all the rain. We stood in the kitchen which has recently been upgraded with a tin roof and seemed to be the only dry place in Paradise camp. 

The rain has stopped for the most part with slight drizzles every now and again, we’re not sure how much rain we got last night but I’m sure it wasn’t enough. This morning Craig was stuck in his caravan again, this time he had a bull ellie outside his door. When he eventually got free he told us about the Ellie having been in the area, so we drove up and down looking for this lonely bull but to no avail. Hopefully the weather clears so we can get out on drive this evening, I need my ellie fix. Haven’t seen one in about 3 days… Holding thumbs for that.    

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