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Joseph Noci 129/11/2020 20:07:38
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Last post was re how to machine ballscrew ends for bearings - then went on a 10 day wildlife tour, collaring Lions and erecting loggers - for those who may be interested..

Some photos of the terrain we worked in...

The HUAB river near its delta, in the Skeleton Coast Park in Namibia

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A permanent Spring in the desert

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Desert region where we erected one of the Loggers - Car at the base of a 20meter tall hill, up which I carried the logger and 12 (!!) approx 20kg rocks to anchor the logger!

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3 Loggers erected on the trip - top right is the hill in the photo above..

Bottom right was a logger in another area, previously erected - we had to move it as this was the second timer it had been taken down by Hyena...

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Lions collared in the area - Top photos and bottom left are a trio that stick together - two sisters top, and daughter below left. Bottom right , lion in another area - she was VERY desert-wise - would not succumb to all the tricks we use to lure them to dart, so remains un-collared..

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On route between Logger erection points we were in a river bed, with only a very narrow track to drive, and came upon 7 ELephant, the young calf about 700mm tall..Very cute! - about 1/3 to maybe 1/2 the size of Momma's ear..

We could not pass so backed up and spent the day camped out, waiting for them to move on..

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Thats me, hiding from the wind, sand, dust, sun, etc, while sorting the Loggers downloaded collar data on the Laptop..

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And just after the Elephant....

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Some Lichens in the area - pretty stuff..

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Now back in the workshop, and back to my CNC Lathe build!

Joe

 

 

Edited By Joseph Noci 1 on 29/11/2020 20:12:23

Chris Evans 629/11/2020 20:32:24
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1820 forum posts

Many thanks for sharing the pictures, I really enjoyed them.

Michael Gilligan29/11/2020 21:09:08
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Great to see the beasts, Joe

...and with your edit, I’m lichen it even more angel

MichaelG.

Clive Hartland29/11/2020 22:23:00
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Great pics. Joseph, takes me back to my NFD days in kenya.

Swarf Maker30/11/2020 00:53:19
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What a treat those picture are Joseph. Something to lift the spirits of those of us locked down on a dreary day. Thank you!

Jeff Dayman30/11/2020 01:53:42
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Thanks for the great photos Joseph. Completely different physical world than where I am (Ontario Canada). Great work with the wildlife too.

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