Monday, August 2, 2010

last thoughts from capetown before AZ

a couple of things we forgot yesterday -- (1) we could see the milky way (not to mention other stars) rather amazingly well from the mts., but unfortunately the cameras would not oblige; (2) we had ostrich last night for dinner and it was very good....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

four sorts of antelope

back from anysberg

I am going to keep this short, since it's after midnight and we are wicked tired, plus leaving tomorrow night to try to get to Arizona. We are back from Anysberg tonight. The work was productive, and it was not too cold at night (more so in the mornings). We saw much of what we had been seeing previously, w/ regard to animals -- baboons, lots of ostrich, jackels calling every night (and we finally saw one this morning - see photo) and birds that did not want to be photographed, plus lots of types of antelope, inc. oryx, springbok, etc. We saw many meerkat holes, but no meerkat; likewise aardvark holes (which cause problems in the road). A few small reptiles. Colin's 14th birthday was yesterday - we had pancakes and cookies for dinner. Too tired for more, right now....