Bruce, Peter & myself have just arrived back from our Safari in East Africa. What a wonderful trip it was as we saw all the wild animals in their natural habitat - Elephants, Giraffe, Lions, Leopards, Cheaters, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Zebra, Rhino, Hippos, Crocodiles, many species of Antelope from the smallest, the tiny Dik Dik to the biggest, the massive Eland. We were lucky enough to see most of these shy animals very close to our vehicle.
The highlight was a sunrise Balloon ride over the Masai Mara, viewing the massive herds of the Great Migration of Wildebeest & Zebra as they moved towards the Mara River, the scene of those turbulent river crossings.
We were joined on our trip by the Marfleet family from England - Amanda, Freddie & Kate. Many Aussies will remember Kate from her riding in shows when she lived in Australia as a little girl. Kate is now 22 y.o.. She and Amanda have had major success in the English Show ring since returning to that country. Amanda has branched out into the sport of Trekking. She and her friend Vicki are in contention for the forthcoming National Championship.
We will post some pictures of our trip later - this is just a quick update as Peter (our Webmaster) has to go back to work at 4:00AM in the morning.
We arrived home to the sad news that our long time friend, Dorothy Paul had passed away.. We arrived in time to attend her funeral the next day. Dottie was a leading light on the Central Coast, Dr Alister Paul's wife, and an active horsewoman. Her two children, Wendy & Jeremy, rode at Agricultural & Royal Shows and at Tall Timbers Pony Club. Wendy won 3 out of 4 Riding classes on her first attempt at Sydney Royal. It was a pleasure to see this loving family and their grandchildren pay a loving tribute to the Mum.
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