Monday, January 28, 2013

Maybe The Dummest Thing I gone Done Did For 2013

Yeah,we where invited to go down the Selati River as it only "floods" once a kazillion years...It is the rainy season here and so I thought on this invitation for about 2 weeks (it took this long for the waters to subside enough to my way of thinking...) before accepting and promptly floating down this river on tractor tubes....My husband had to beg a friend of his...( foreman on a citrus farm locally) to lend him a lot of tractor tubes for all of us to go floating down this river for about 3 hours yesterday(Sunday) afternoon...What can I say but that this definitely was one of the highlights of my life,as it is not something you can up and do again next weekend as the waters will be mostly gone by then in this particular river...I fear crocodiles almost as much as I fear snakes...The owner of this farm promised me that never in 30 years has he seen a croc in this part of the river .....I said thank you,but no thank you.... they kept on inviting me...then he said my chances for 2013 down the Selati is almost gone,then my husband begged me to go....then I said, OH S@#|% ok!. Then my Hubby bought me 2 bottles of the best Chardonnay we can afford,guzzled one down my throat and I was like...."OK, bring it on  crocs!!!!" Minki said she wanted to go down the Selati too...,together with the Yorkie Kendra and Toontjies the Pavement all know that breed,don't you???

The grey haired person is me,that is Cules handing Minki her "rubber duck boat" to her...she found it too lonesome and preferred to be with either Cules or I on our tubes... There where two real life jockeys in that there river,not one but two!!! of which was the winner of the 2012 South African Classic to boot!! One is the cousin of the owner of the farm and the other a friend...the tales they have to tell....The worst injury the one jockey got was in a fun charity race on Shetland ponies...his leg was fabulously broken...After a long day of that, I forced my husband to go home at 6:30 to much objection all around because some of the other women then also wanted to go wash all that sand out of those crevices they never knew they had...enough said...the biggest action of the day was still to come for us and our neighbours....

We arrived home to find an Mozambican Spitting Cobra on our front porch ready to do battle and me having to try and keep Minki safe while Cules sorted out the snake....

We phoned our neighbours to inform them about our "welcome" at home only to hear the wife frantically trying to tell us that they have just arrived to find their dogs fighting a CROCODILE IN THEIR GARAGE!!!! She said her husband told her to tell Cules sorry he tried to catch it but it got away...!!!

Such was our Sunday Evening....

The End


  1. You guys don't mess around down there!

  2. Whoops, think I would rather take on the Cobra than the croc and the river!!!! When we lived on the Hunyani we had crocs in the garden from time to time, you can keep them. We also had our share of snakes and I would prefer them any time. Take care Diane

  3. you definitely live in a very different country than what i do. :)

  4. Oh, my goodness. You have far too much excitement of the snake and croc kind for me! I would've peed my pants coming across a cobra on the porch. Glad you had fun floating down the river though.

  5. I cannot imagine dealing with the snakes/crocs/dangerous animals that you do!! Do you ever get used to it!

  6. I see now that I would need a LOT of wine just to get out of be in the morning and step a foot onto the floor. Keep blogging so we know you have not been "taken". You are my hero!


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