We have no internet connection tonight or
tommorow, so we are putting these together day by day and
will send them when we can.
Today was fascinating. We drove through big open country,
like Montana or West Texas. Miles and miles of nothing but
miles and miles. Beautiful country, quaint ranches and farms
along the way. We saw several herds of Springbok and got close
enough to one to get some pics. Very exciting.
We got to the Beeswater Project after noon and were treated
to a plant extrvaganza. Conophytums, and a myriad of small
succulents growing wild in quartz fields. Plants everywhere,
you could not step at all without hurting some small succulent
plant. We're so used to seeing these plants one at a time
in shows and at nurseries, that we got on plant overlaod soon
after entering the reserve. Got over it though and spent 3
hours on our hands and knees taking pictures.
Today have traveled from the mountains near Springbok at 4,000
plus feet to the planes where Beeswater is, around 800 feet
to Nieuwoudtville at about 5,000 feet. The countryside is
fantastics, and we now sit on an escarpment that is straight
up 4,000 feet. We are staying at a Guesthouse on a farm that
dates nearly 120 years. Wonderful dinner and looking forward