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Published: April 1st 2014
Welcome to my penultimate blog entry. Home time in a month.
A blog about Africa would not be complete without safari photos. You will be pleased to know that I have been very selective and have not uploaded them all! My week off was great. We visited Nakuru national park, Maasai Mara, lake Naivasha and then went to Diani beach for some scuba diving and relaxation. Out of the big five, we saw lion, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Unfortunately we didn’t see a leopard but we saw leopard paw prints and kill in a tree so I am giving ourselves 4.25 out of 5! It was interesting to learn how the safari drivers communicate with each other about animals. Giraffes are referred to as “long necks,” lions as “big hair,” cheetah as “spotted animal on the ground,” leopard as “spotted animal in the tree,” hyena as “dirty spotted animal” and elephant as “big ears.”
Work is interesting as ever. Since my last blog I have evacuated patients from/taken patients to Mozambique, DRC, The Congo, Somaliland, Cairo, Somalia and around Kenya. Cases have included gun shot wounds, malaria, surgical and medical illnesses. Read the photo captions to find out about
the tale of the Congalese avocado... The long hours are taking its toll though and I am exhausted. Intensive Care back in London in May will be restful in comparison!
Mum and Dad are coming to visit on Friday. Looking forward to it.
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