There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing an ephemeral river in flood. And is there any word more lovely than ‘ephemeral?’ I’ll think about it and get back to you. An ephemeral river is one that stays dry almost all year round and only flows briefly after good rains. Seeing one on safari is kind of like seeing a honey badger – it’s wild and wonderful and doesn’t happen often. The effect it has on your heart is certainly the same.
The rain that woke me up at 2am this morning resulted in an entire day of pure magic – incredible skies and dry rivers in full flood. Animal sightings were thin on the ground but they weren’t needed. The rivers and the sky did all the work. There’s not much else to say, so I’ll say it in the photos I took today over the course of two game drives and a very special bushwalk.