Category Archives: South Africa

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter H – Happy

These photos make me happy, especially seeing the mountain from this side of Table Bay. I never tire of looking at Table Mountain, one of the natural wonders of the world.

Famed for its strong winds, on this day, Cape Town didn’t disappoint. The kite-surfers were blissfully happy as the wind carried them high over the waves, fast.

The poor seagulls were being tossed around a bit. Many of them just sat down on the ground, infinitely safer than being swept away. Those brave enough to fly didn’t have to do much work, as the wind carried them effortlessly. As to whether they were blown where they wanted to go, well, that’s another thing altogether. Sitting down, well, that proved to be the safest bet altogether.

Enjoy the slide-show I’ve put together for you.

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Entered in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. Go here to check out more happy pics.

 

Hippos’ Daily Sightings Of People

Patience is required…

Look, can you see them…?
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Waiting for a sighting of hippos
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…to sight one of these river horses, better known as a hippopotamus or better yet, a whole herd of them – they wallow in the shallows with their feet rooted in the mud of the bottom of the lake.

He was this close…
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People waiting to see hippos, and hippos waiting to see people – boatloads of them!

 

Rainy Cape Town, Kalk Bay

I’ve been in Cape Town, Kalk Bay to be specific. It was rainy, soft rain. It looked stormy out to sea. A good time to batten down the hatches. Ok, not really. But you must agree that it is a good time to stay indoors in front of the fire and order in lunch. Which is what we did.

Stormy Kalk Bay weather #kalkbayharbour #stormykalkbay

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Last Week’s Story in Instagram Photos

Last week Che and I were still in KZN and not able to blog daily, so I decided to post a daily photo telling a story about our day. All taken with my iPhone.

On our way out of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, we got some good sightings in a short space of time. One of those sightings was this trio of zebras out for a leisurely walk. I think we startled them a bit as you see in the video below.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

Interesting rock formation in the Umdloti tidal pool.

Looking for hippos on a blue boat…

Boating St Lucia looking for hippos

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I love grass umbrellas, they remind me of tropical holidays.”

It had been a while since I’d been to the Durban beachfront. I remember many happy holidays strolling along it with my family, stopping at all the vendors wanting to buy all they had on offer and running towards the ice cream vendor before he cycled away in search of groups of kids tugging at their parents’ sleeves, a clear indication that no trip to the seaside was complete without this treat.

Today’s travel quote…