Saturday, 25 May 2013

The return of an old friend


Few things in life are as enjoyable as meeting up with an old friend and getting reacquainted. This is how I felt when I was at Tau recently to install a new camera. Those of you who have watched since the early days of live waterhole cams will know that the Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa was among the first places where Graham and his team set up a camera.

As I enjoyed my breakfast on the deck where the camera is mounted, I fondly remembered those early days of the, then picture refresh, Tau cam. This was still in my 'previous life' ... long before I moved to South Africa and got actively involved with WildEarth and the installation and operation of the cameras. Then I was simply fascinated as a viewer, full of wonder and happy about being able to enjoy a glimpse of what was happening in Africa in real time.

So, it is with a lot of pleasure that WE welcome Tau back. Now with a streaming cam and zoomies to move it around. No doubt many of you will enjoy watching the new cam as well as reminiscing about the 'old days' and the many great sightings that were shared then.

We are giving the zoomies a couple of days for trial runs to get used to the controls and lay of the land and aim to start sharing it with everyone on Tuesday. At that time we'll share the cam links on Facebook and add it to ours and Tau's websites as well as Ustream.

I for one am looking forward to watching this camera and hope many of you are too. In the mean time, check out Tau's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/taugamelodge or their website at http://www.taugamelodge.co.za/.

--Peter


2 comments:

juls garner said...

this cam is way before my time, but i cant wait!!

Xi-Momo said...

I am ecstatic! Tau was my first waterhole love! Thank you so very very much for bringing this wonderful place back to us!