Saturday, January 9, 2016

Afternoon in the Savanna

Hunting with Cameras

        We all gathered at the ranger station to get our Guide and Ranger, Robert. He has been with the park service for seventeen years and was very knowledgeable. Elder Call thought he might take over the gun toting responsibilities.

        We set off for a two hour walk through the outback. December is the beginning of the harmatan, the dust that blows down from the Sahara Desert and fills the skies all through Ghana. It is the driest time of the year so everything is terribly parched but that is also what brings the animals down to the watering holes so we were hoping to see them as we walked.

We are off.
Decisions, decisions.

A little tuff.

          We walked through various types of brush and terrain. I even managed to find some flowering brush.

        Ghana is full of termites that build the most interesting mounds, sand castle like structures.

They were here. Where are they now?

These trackers, Sister Wilde and Elder Watson, might get lost in the tracks.

Two different watering holes.

        We walked til almost sunset but did not find any animals other that monkeys, baboons and a few birds but we will be out again in the morning. It was quite a different anniversary.

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