Friday, 15 June 2007

Camera never made it!!

Well despite everyones best efforts WE did not manage to get our new camera to the WildEarth crew at Djuma yesterday. The camera got onto the plane that left from Johannesburg and spent the whole of yesterday flying around the Sabi Sands, but never made it to Djuma. It will now be taken down by Jan when he goes back to work after his holiday. He will be leaving Johannesburg tomorrow morning and will be arriving at Djuma late in the evening. So the camera will be on the Sunday morning drive. All of us at WildEarth extend a big thank you to Jurie for lending us his personal video camera so that WE can keep on going.

Nick and Helen go on holiday for two weeks starting on Sunday, so they will be missing all the trenching that will be going on next week. WE are upgrading to a fibre optic network that will connect the Gowrie waterhole, the game drive receiver, and all our other systems through to the final control. Next week there is going to be a lot of work behind the scenes and WildEarth will probably be down for a few hours on Thursday while we move our final control, but we will let you know closer to the time.
The drives have been a lot shorter than usual and this is due to the fact that the batteries on the camera that we are currently using do not last very long. From Sunday morning WE will however be back to normal. Thank you all for your understanding while we sort out these issues.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us updated. I can't wait for the new camera and the larger jeep!

SalB

Anonymous said...

Too bad about the camera. I'm sure all the complications are as frustrating for you as they are for us. Thanks for letting us know.

Nick and Helen, we (Bomites)wish you a happy and enjoyable holiday! You'll be missed but know that we'll be looking forward to spending time with you again in two weeks.

Smalldog

Vickie said...

Thank you for the update! You guys are all awesome!

Thanks Jurie for letting WE use your cam!

Welcome back Jan!!

Nick, Helen, Hope you two have a wonderful vacation.

Looking forward to all the new and wonderful changes at WE. Thank you all for working so hard to give us this incredible experience.

Anonymous said...

Are you ever coming back on line or going to let us know why there isn't even a waterhole camera?

Anonymous said...

Dear WildEarth Blog Administrator:

Would it be possible to stop publishing any further "complainer" "hog" comments, as well as comments that contain clips copied from other forums? If these comments weren't published, perhaps this nonsense would finally stop? As it is, publishing them is feeding the fire.

Thank you for your consideration.

Smalldog