At 2.45 this afternoon we board the SA Airways to Johannesburg. Landing in Johannesburg at around 6.30 pm, we collect our luggage, and catch the shuttle to our regular overnight hotel.
Tomorrow morning we take the first domestic flight to Bloemfontein where we'll be met by our precious family and dear friend, Rina. A 160km road trip from the city to our home town of Marquard where we'll be greeted enthusiastically by the dogs and cats and then our holiday proper will begin.
Meanwhile, I've joined Eileen's Saturday Critter Party while we're in transit!
Earlier this week Grant and I were in Mwanza. He had his bridge fitted at the dentist. Afterwards we did our shopping at the supermarket and then it was time for lunch at Malaika Beach Resort on Lake Victoria. Of course, as always I wandered around with my camera and took photos of interesting critters and scenes.
Lizard basking in the sun
The beautiful gardens on the lake shore at the hotel
Isn't it pretty?
As usual on the way home Grant and I spotted many birds. And of course we didn't stop but an hour before our town, we saw a few donkeys with their young. Frank, our driver pulled over so that I could get a photo of the smallest donkey we have ever seen.
Mama donkey and her very tiny foal
And finally a look at our pups we've left behind in Mwadui! They're in exceptionally good hands, as I said in yesterday's post, so I'm not concerned; I'm just going to miss them!
Princess and one of her little girls