Safari 2012 Journal Entries: Day 11 – Thursday, July 26th, 2012 (Osonjiva part 9)

by david on September 27, 2012

I have a philosophy about most things in life, and hunting is no exception.  If something is meant to be, it will be; if it is not meant to be, there is absolutely nothing you can do can change the outcome.  As we walked back to the truck, I thought back to my trophies I took earlier in the safari.  They were way past exceptional.  In fact, two of them were almost Roland Ward quality.  The more I thought about it, the more it sunk in that it would be just plain wrong to end the safari with an “average” waterbuck.  We had worked hard walking between 12 and 15 miles today and had nothing to be ashamed of.  With those thoughts now fully comprehended by my limited brain power, the spring came back to my step.  Even though I did not get my trophy, everything was going to be just fine.  I even have the first item on my trophy list for my next trip.  Now, all I had to do was convince Johann that I was fine with the way things worked out and we would soon enough be right back in the thick of the veld chasing waterbuck once more. 

            My last night in Africa ended just as it should.  I was among good friends, enjoying good conversation, eating great food, and holding a brandy and Coke-lite in my hand.

Sundowners by the fire pit. Photo courtesy of Phillip Smythe.

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