Friday, June 18, 2010

Sebastian Arrives!

Morning and Welcome to another Blog! Well Bafana Bafana didn’t have the best night in history the night before last ending the match with a 0-3 loss against Uruguay. But it isn’t all over for the boys as they still have France to play in a couple of days. But the pressure is certainly on to win as this is our last chance of survival in the World Cup!

Sebastian has joined the team as of yesterday. He will be fulfilling the roll of Junior Editor to Alex and will be doing the diaries as well as many other jobs on the editing side of things. He arrived to a very chilly Sabi Sands at the moment with the cold front that is here, but the weather can only get better we hope! Sebastian is originally from Libreville in Gabon (Central Africa) where he was born and grew up. He has got a background in African wildlife conservation and in tourism. He has been working as a Tour Guide in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana for the past 4 years and he has recently joined the wildlife filmmaking industry. He has been working on a Great White Shark documentary in Cape Town called “Swimming Scared” and from there has joined us as part of the Safari TV crew.

First Aid Course Scenarios: Tara trapped under a car
I also managed to get some pictures from Marc of the First Aid course we did a couple of weeks ago. It was an excellent course training us in the level 1 first aid for the wilderness so not your typical level 1 first aid course. Lots of hands of training and scenarios were done as you can see! Very informative and very entertaining as well for us.

Game drives started off on Wednesday with Marc and Herman finding some Buffalo and Giraffe and a rare sighting of a Hornbill catching and eating a scorpion – a different highlight! The afternoon drive with Jared and myself went out and we saw a crash of 2 adult White Rhino and around the next cornour a journey of Giraffe. And on cheetah cutline a little later, a dazzle of Zebra!

Herman strapped into a spine board
Marc ended of the day with his show of reMarcable creatures for a half hour in final control.

Thursday morning with Jared and Myself again on drive presented us with a start of 4 dagga buffalo boys trundling across quarantine to Gowrie Dam. Toward the end of drive we found after much ‘bundu’ bashing a small herd of elephant amongst a large herd of buffalo which was a great end to the drive.

The afternoon drive was very fruitful with Marc and Herman finding Karula who was calling. And the next minute Mixo and Induna came out and were met with snarls and not much enthusiasm – is this the separation starting between mom and cubs? They also saw some elephant aswell and came back later than usual after an exciting drive.

Alex and Herman using a BVM on Kathryn
Join me soon for another instalment soon.


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