WELL…… HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR… 2021 the year of smiles!! It will be the only way through it!
A classic beginning to the first of January up on the wonderful rocks jutting off the amazing mountain called.. Lonyore Pesho!!.. It means ‘green but no good’ as theres NO water, but obviously surrounding these amazing rocks is lovely green trees because of the runoff even with very little rain!
There was one stipulation from our friends .. “I want to spend 7 days away from it all”.. We achieved this very well!
5.30 am 1 January 2021 the most FANTASTIC clap of thunder woke us up followed by 10 minutes of pouring rain!!!
Wow well that washed the dust of 2020 away properly!! As the pictures speak for themselves below a classic Kaisut desert dust storm unfolded in front of us on the 30th December.. ..
Within minutes Poi disappeared in the dust!..
Then it started coming our way!
But as quickly as it came it disappeared!!
We were lucky to be on safari with some good friends and what an end to the year it was.. It rained a bit in the area, and our fabulous 5.30 1st of january alarm call was a poignant and dramatic start to 2021!!
These pictures below just show what happens in the area with a tiny bit of rain.. its amazing!
Not only were we a happy bunch of walkers on the 1st of January.. look at this lot having a feast of feasts!!.. every bird in the area was on stand by for the meal.. If the flying ant didn’t get caught by the hungry mongooses, there was a bird darting in quickly!
We had a wonderful diverse safari with our friends.. plenty of laughter, jokes, stories, singing and fun, walking and birdwatching amoungst other things!!
and back onto the lugga..
a few birds seen on the trip …
And a special coloured friend..
just to finish off … What did Pete and I do for christmas!!
and to cap it all..
WISH YOU COULD ALL HAVE BEEN WITH US… anyway good luck with the year!..
Thank you all for keeping the ‘Milgis’ going .. We are in good shape and working hard!
Fabulous – love a good dust-storm followed by alates! 🙂 Happy New Year to you all X
Wonderful, wonderful photos – LOVE the birds, and a painted snipe!! What can I say? That is the way to spend Christmas – so special. None of the awful commercialism – just nature at it’s best! I will be back one day. Surely this year HAS to be better than last, though it is not starting well in the UK. Love to you both X
So special as always. Wonderful pictures with lots of special birds at the end.