Here Comes The Flood

Our first night out was just before the full moon which gave us loads of light for the night-time cameras and some incredible images of oryx, aard wolves,and springbok.

3 nights later...
I’m writing this from camp in between reading one of the few books I have ever taken on location with me, The History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters by Julian Barnes. Anyone who has read it will know that the first part is all about Noah’s Ark and a great flood told from the point of view of a very small creature. Oddly, the only reason that I have time to read at all is because of a great amount of rain – in the Kalahari Desert, in the dry season. It’s been raining and generally storming on and off for the last 2 days. Just now the sun showed its face for the first time since the clouds arrived. The occurrence of rain here at this time of year is so unheard of that we didn’t bring any real protection from rain. Tents intended for dry sandy conditions leaked - any gear not in Pelican cases is now thoroughly damp.

It looks like we’ll be able to go out tonight regardless of the weather. And lions love a bit of a storm.


katrocket said...

Sorry to hear everyone's dampish, but I'm looking forward to reading all about your production. The drawings are hilarious!

ammonite said...

Thank you very much Mrs Rocket - rain has finally stopped - Thank the Lord