I woke bright and early this morning, hoping the wifi would do the same, unfortunately not! It was not only slow but when I saved the post I had spent some time writing, it did the annoying round and round “I’m thinking about it” thing, then disappeared off into cyber space, never to be seen again! Oh bother I said! Wrote a condensed version with the same result. Oh bother, bother I said and gave up.
So here is the lite version of the condensed version
Jungle walk – animal count, 3 sets of deer’s ears seen through the jungle vegetation, 2 termites nest and assorted animal droppings, none tiger our wonderful guide assured us. Although he was armed with a big stick so I’m sure we were safe.
Elephant Breeding Centre – baby elephants, very cute. Bit sad to see the mothers chained up in their sheds, but with the wild elephant population of Nepal only 100 – 170, I know they are trying very hard to protect and increase the population.
Elephant ride – somewhat uncomfortable and a bit scary when a couple of the other elephants out the front started trumpeting and refused to go any further. “Probably tiger” our elephant handler whispered.” Probably part of the game,” I thought to myself, but I was glad we turned around.
Water babies -the best time with the elephants was watching the babies being pedicured and cleaned and getting to wash them. One of the tourists soundly berated a handler for being cruel, but to me all the handlers seemed very caring with their elephants. Even when one of the elephants, despite being given the command several times, refused to squirt water over the couple on her back, they dismounted dry and disappointed!