The Delta trip was brilliant. So relaxing traveling by Mokoro through the grasses and lilly pads. There are lots of little islands in the Delta and we were able to get up fairly close to some elephants grazing on one of them.
We camped out overnight under a Sausage Tree. This was like a tree from Harry Potter. It has lovely big flowers that it was shedding whilst we were there. The flowers were red and a bit like a lilly in shape and size. The flowers fell with such force because of their weight it was as if the tree was throwing them at us. During the day it was almost a constant pelting. Hitting us and everything around us. Really funny. At camp in the afternoon we had some time to swim in the delta which has beautiful clear clean water, then I made myself a couple of spears with my imressive knife (only used if for cutting up oranges up until now). The makoro boatmen were very impressed with it too. I am now called bushwoman! In the evening we were entertained by the makoro people with singing and dancing and then we returned the gesture with a round of "I am the music man" and Row Row Row your boat - changing the words to Pole Pole Pole your boat.
The next day we returned to camp and myself and 2 others took a scenic flight over the delta to get a better perspective of this amazing area, with its intriate flood plain channels, the only one of it's kind in the world.
Yvonne Ha ha ha Anne - have you been smoking that funny stuff again??? If we are not careful you will become all tribal on us and end up a tribal bride - whoa!!!!! Look forward to the pics of you in a pelt skirt!!!! and a couple of coconuts for your bits up top. hee hee hee! Yvonne
Rach I'm not sure that 'bushwoman' is a compliment - but then you've been away for some time now!! He he! Love reading your blogs - it helps imagining the sun is shining somewhere in the world!! Jumpers are now out, so ENJOY!!! Rxxx
jen phillips i loved the delta the mokoros were well cool and the area is so beautiful. We stuggle when it came to picking a song and ended up with the hokie cokie (or however its spelt)!! the was our trible dance. then we attempted amazing grace and Imagine - not good is all i can say ha ha.
sarah wade Have to say sleeping under 'A sausage tree' and being called 'bushwoman' is so you lol (say no more) and glad to see that knife has come in handy at last. All good here nothing much to report but will keep you posted. Your looking well in the photos so it must be doing you some good. Take care and chat soon xxxx
Katie Sausage tree sounds very amusing! Very handy of you to make spears, sounds like your in your eliment, and i could bet that the music man was your choice?! Im back at reading now settling into my room, good to be back to see everyone and really liking our house :) Love you xxx