Author Archives: PeteMorrie

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Interesting trees on The Plot

Mopane Tree – Colophospermum mopane The most common tree on The Plot is the Mopane. These beautiful trees have a distinctive butterfly-shaped leaves which gives it its name as Mopane means butterfly in Shona. The Mopane is best known for the … Continue reading

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Interesting Trees on The Plot

Buffalo Thorn – Ziziphus mucronata This must be one of my favourite trees owing to the spiritual beliefs around it. In Afrikaans it is called the Blink-blaar-wag-‘n-bietjie , which translated means shiny-leaf-wait-a-bit. The thorns occur in pairs – one pointing straight forward and … Continue reading

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Monthly Weather Update

This May was a bit cooler than previous May’s we have experienced in the past. The day time temperatures averaged at just under 30C and we did have a 34C. To see the latest figures go to: https://ourbots.wordpress.com/letlhakane-weather/ This last weekend with … Continue reading

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At night at Moriti and fun on the Pans

This last weekend a friend of ours, Pierre, celebrated his 50th Birthday at Moriti Wa Selemo which is situated in a forest bordering the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. To get to the pans we went through the cute little village of Mosu, … Continue reading

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Weather Update

I have updated our weather page – well up until the end of April, for those interested: https://ourbots.wordpress.com/letlhakane-weather/ Starting to get chilly here – we had a morning better suited to Eskimo’s -a cold 7 C.

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March: What a month

The driest and coldest March ever, Sue breaks ribs and punctures her lung, we escape a flooded Botswana to the sea and another rescued animal. Climate update: After the excellent rains we experienced from Christmas last year through to the … Continue reading

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Botswana Rocks

Last night at 19h40 we were shaking as Botswana was hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. It was seriously scary and the main tremors went on for about 5 minutes. Sue ran outside – the best place to be. Hearing our … Continue reading

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