More relaxation at Montusi
Right after I wrote my previous post, the skies became really dark and thick with clouds.
We hoped it would just be an omen to the upcoming rains in the Spring, but during dinner it became serious: it started to rain.
Luckily, it was just a short shower and not the torrential rains of Spring, so all was well after dinner. However, it did mean that the skies were overcast and the awsome sight of the milky way and the lovely star speckled skies were gone.
This morning, we started off with a very dutch overcast skie, where several shades of grey were to be seen. As we had some things planned for the day, we were hoping the sun would burn the clouds away.
It took some time, but luckily the sun did burn the sky open and blue was clearly visible right around 11AM. At that time, we were nearly halfway our walk up Mount Montusi, and things heated up fast from there.
The hike up the hill is spectacular and pretty steep. We even visited a local cave where San bushmen left their paintings on the walls.
Right after returning to our cabin, we set out for a horseride through the same terrain as we were walking before. I can tell you now that being on the back of the horse it is far less straining to go up a hill as the horse is doing all the hard work!
The most memorable parts of the ride are two things: 1. I did not bring a camera, nor did I bring my phone with me. 2. We saw a huge flock of deer called Eland!
Being the biggest type of deer it is quite a sight to see. And to see an endangered rare animal living in a healthy group is just lovely!
Tomorrow we are going to travel to the next lodge. Again driving on the potholed roads and avoiding any breakage of the car. We will manage though!