A Word a Week Challenge — Curve

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Mara Serena Safari Lodge

On Safari in Kenya. Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Cape Buffalo, Cheetahs are in your back yard.

A Word a Week Challenge

Thoughts are like arrows

Thoughts are like arrows: Once released they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim.

Navajo proverb.

Navajo  native in Taos, New Mexico
Navajo native in Taos, New Mexico

This is a more elegant way of saying:

  1. Better to keep mouth closed, than open it  and remove  all doubt.  or,
  2. Sometimes silence is the best answer.

I have always  been an introvert. One who says very little in meetings. I’d rather  be in  the  audience  than the presenter. Rather be behind  the  camera than in front.

The gentleman in the picture when I  asked if I could  take  his picture just pointed to a  little  sign (which I  have cropped out) that said “Photos  $2” I guess he must be asked  that question quite a few times every  day. I know I will never be able to making a  living that way.

Far From Home

There was a  recent post on WordPress asking readers what is the  furthest from home you have ever been. I guess my answer would be around 7,648 miles. That would be at the equator in Nanyuki, Kenya.

Nanyuki, Kenya
Nanyuki, Kenya

On one side of the equator the water drains clockwise and on the other  side it drains counter-clockwise. Across  the street was a little trading posts. I never realized that my wife could  be a very good negotiator. She traded the inexpensive wrist watch she was wearing for some local crafts. I think she got a the  best of  the deal.

What is the  furthest you have been away from your home?

The Great Migration

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The Great Migration is a cycle of life and death, played out on the plains of the Serengeti (in Tanzania) and Masai Mara (in Kenya). Some 1.4 million wildebeest, 250,000 Burchell’s zebra and a smattering of trailing Thomson’s gazelle make this year long round trip. In fact, around 250,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra perish in this tough trek, mainly younger ones. Along the way, many migrating animals become prey to predators including lion, cheetah, crocodile and hyena.
This picture was taken on our recent vacation in Kenya. In fact on our last day. Our guide himself had not seen anything like this. You think you are alone on the large plains of the Serengeti and Masi Mara but the tour jeeps are in constant contact with each other. Once we found these Wildebeest getting ready to cross our guide contacted other tours and within minutes there were around 10 jeeps loaded with tourist like us. Guides are below:
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