male elephant, Kruger National Park.

“Travels with a Biro”

What I really REALLY wanted was for a huge elephant to walk through the camp. You know, right in front of our rondavel (hut).  But the camps are all fenced off these days.  This elephant was at Satara camp, and he stood for a while looking grimly at us on the other side of the pond, and every now and then he scooped dust up with his trunk and sprayed it over himself – elephant sun block, apparently.  I must dig out my hippo sketches – there were hippos in that same pond, making the most melodramatic noises, but because they kept ducking under the water I had to scribble over several pages before I was able to sketch one.

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Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist.  She is widely travelled and writes regularly for magazines and blog sites.  Her sketches are on her web site .  Her books are available from Amazon and on Kindle, or can be ordered from several leading book stores.

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Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist.  Her books are available as e-books on this site:-            “A Call from France”          “French Sand”         ”The Man with Green Fingers”        “Saying Nothing”

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Posted on 01/12/2012 by Catherine
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