Thursday, 21 January 2016

GOOD FENCES - Malawi

If you have been following these posts you will know that Judith and I are on in a boat on the River Shire and the family were visiting Mejete for the day.  Jon was looking after his  and  2 of their friends' children.  They happened to find the lake and you can see that none of them were 'fenced in'!   


You can just see in this first shot the edge of our boat where we were 'fenced in'.  


When the children spotted us, naturally they waved however the guide who had a very keen eye, spotted Elephants about 6 feet away from them hidden by bushes.  We frantically waved and shouted for the children to get inside the car and fortunately they heard us.  You cannot be too careful with wild animals around as they are well camouflaged. A lesson well learned without incident.  


I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those people who leave comments.

27 comments:

  1. elephants too close for comfort.

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  2. Thankfully the guide had sharp eyes! Too close for comfort indeed!

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  3. Hello Margaret! Lovely shots of the children, but you can't be too careful where elephants are concerned. Actually before you mentioned them I thought I spotted elephants hiding in the scrub in your first shot!!

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  4. I am glad the children were ok. You can never trust a wild animal. Great shots. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  5. Glad to hear the children heard you and got inside. Great photos as always.

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  6. So glad the children listened and got back inside the car. Elephants that close is scary.
    Great shots. Enjoy the day!

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  7. Kids are the same the world around - energy, energy, energy.
    Good to know all turned out safely.

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  8. Gone are the days when you are allowed to ride in the back here in Australia. I remember what fun it was. I guess it still happens out bush and on farms, but it is actually illegal here as in many places. They look as if they were having a great time.

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  9. Cute pics of the kids on the car. Glad they got back inside safely!

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  10. This sounds like quite an adventure. Good that everything turned out well. Elephants can be quite dangerous and unpredictable. Fine pictures. Loved yesterday's post.

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  11. GLAD SOME ONES WAS KEEPING WATCH OVER THE CHILDREN. I DO NOT LIKE SEEING THEM ON A VEHICLE.

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  12. Cute pictures...Glad the guide saw the Elephants..can be so dangerous..

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  13. That almost gives me shivers thinking how close the elephants were...so glad the kids got inside so quick.

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  14. Great photos but elephant? Beautiful animals of course but so close!

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  15. Margaret, I love your photos.
    Never my eyes do not see the wonderful animals, the beautiful African landscapes.
    Greetings.

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  16. They will remember that day for a long,long time.

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  17. Elephants that is so cool. I love the shot of the children waving. B

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  18. Amazing.....elephants in the bushes.....I can't even imagine. A child's dream life, but hard on watchful parents! Beautiful children.

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  19. That is just wonderful (as long as the kids were safe) ... they are having the most amazing experience there.

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  20. Looks like an amazing adventure ~ fun shots!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  21. Wow! So glad no one was hurt. All parts inside the vehicle at all times, right? Well, especially around the wild things.
    Visiting from Good Fences, have a great Friday!

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  22. Oh so glad those kids heard and got back inside. Wild animals can be scary.

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  23. Hi Margaret! First, thank you for the New Year's wishes and for staying in touch!! I have fallen behind with my much appreciated blogging friends, but just did some scrolling through to try to catch up a little bit with your many fascinating comings and goings! What I wouldn't give to see such an incredible variety of wildlife. Your photographs are nothing short of astounding. Secondly, I read that your daughter (I believe) and her family were involved in a head-on crash. How very frightening, but I am so happy for you that all are okay. Terribly sad about the mother of the other driver. May she rest in peace. Finally, I love the photo of the kids waving, even as elephants roam in the background. It would be a lifelong dream satisfied to see such a sight! Wishing you and your loved ones the very best throughout 2016 and beyond!

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  24. Seems like everyone had a good time.

    Diana

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  25. Sharp eyes to see those elephants. i have heard that as big as they are, they can be hard to spot as they are well camoflaged

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