Listening To Whispers
Adventure Travel with Edie Jane
PAST PLEASURES OF 2019
We sadly said farewell to Motswiri Camp, in the Okavango Delta, where I have been going for most of its existence and which now is heading into a new incarnation with a new owner. We were sent off with an evening of African songs from our hosts, and tried valiantly to hold up our — predominantly Canadian — side with a round of “Land of the Silver Birch.” Quite successfully, we all felt.
The visit there was very unusual because there was NO water on the concession. The drought, and small earthquake in the east of the Okavango Delta that had tilted the land, were sufficient to drastically change the water flow into the area. However, the trade-off was that we got to see much more of the land than I’d ever seen before, with some wonderful animal sightings. The scene below was one. A herd of over a hundred elephants with several very new babies came towards us late one evening, raising a cloud of Delta dust. To the left of this group was a single buffalo bull ambling slowly towards them, from which they turned and fled. As the rest departed post haste, encouraging the wee ones to hurry on, this teenager stood his ground for a moment. Perhaps to thumb his nose at the intruder?
Onward in 2022 to a wetter water wonderland: Setari Camp!
The Northwest Passage trip in August 2019 was exciting and educational, and full of stunning landscapes and unfamiliar animals. I never realized how huge this country of mine (Canada) is! I’m eager to get back, and will let you know what’s afoot.
2022 UPCOMING ADVENTURES
June 10 – 20, 2022, Svalbard
Halfway between Norway and the North Pole, home to polar bears, walruses, whales, and myriad birds. Just you and eleven other passengers at the best time of year.
202? UPCOMING ADVENTURES
Africa, Antarctica and the Arctic
Let me know if you are tempted by a trip to Southern Africa, the Polar regions or the Galapagos. There are several plans in the works that might interest you…