The diary starts in September 1899 and I am now transcribing entries from mid December where he has just been placed in a unit manning a very big naval gun.
|A page from the diary.|
To cover up my lack of blogging (nobody is complaining because my most loyal reader, my mother, is away at their beach cottage and my brother - according to Facebook - has LOST IT) I shall offer up a few pictures to console you before returning to life with Wren and Frost (which is really fine, Wren doing okay at preschool but looking a tad "forlorn" according to Fred.) I am not forlorn while he is at preschool so it kind of makes up for him being a tad sad.
Hluhluwe Game Reserve - September 5th 2010
|Entering the park, you are warned about the dangers|
of Elephants and ordered to remain entirely in the car
without arms poking out windows etc.
|We liked the warning about elephants crossing|
which they did at times.
|Of course, pretty soon the Americans |
had their heads out the window.
|We watched this elephant for about 10 minutes while it ate most of this tree. |
Elephants are very hungry (aka destructive) and tear down trees for practice (aka fun) even when
not that hungry.
|This is a very cute baby zebra|
until you realize it is peeing. We started to say
that Wren was like a laxative for animals.
Whenever he was looking they would pee or poop
causing him a great deal of amusement.
|This giraffe did not pee so Wren found it boring.|
|The first (white) rhino we saw. These rhino were walking through|
the burnt veldt which still had embers and small fires.
|Wren has a odd expression because he is eating sweeties (candy)|
He was often bribed with candy because he had to sit aroudn
for long trips in the car. He also liked riding in the boot (trunk) and
not having to wear a seat belt! God, I love seat belts. Unbelted
children are a lot more of a nuisance!
|This buffalo is pooping. Yes, really.|
|I just thought this was a really nice photograph. My best pictures are of zebra because they are relatively|
unconcerned by people and quite common.
|The View from somewhere over something but no animals. It was more often like this than the other pictures.|
|At picnic spots you can get out of the car and use the bathroom.|
We saw nyala coming down to drink in the early
morning when we stopped at this river side picnic site.
|.... and surprised some baboons eating seed pods on a tree.|
|We all love warthog. When alarmed, their tails stick straight up like|