Archive | January, 2011

Go Take a Hike: The essential guide to gaining weight in five days!

Note from Lisa: So Willie has agreed to write a few guest posts on the my blog re: The Otter Trail. Yay! 🙂 It turns out he’s got quite a lot to say, so be patient, your questions will eventually all get answered. He’ll also be responding to any comments to his posts personally! Over […]

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Go Take a Hike: Your questions please!

A number of people have shown an interest in having Willie do a guest post on my blog re: his experience of the Otter Hiking Trail. The buildup to which I’ve been describing here and here. Since the type of writing he usually does is of a technical nature (i.e. less entertaining to ordinary folks), […]

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Go Take a Hike: The Wild Coast Meander

[Previous installments of Go Take a Hike are Go Take a Hike: A Tale of Two Bags and Go Take a Hike: And They’re Off . . .] On Sunday night when the excitement of the upcoming Otter Trail had reached a peak in our house, I felt a bit of an anti-climax. I wasn’t […]

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Go Take a Hike: And They’re Off . . .

[If you missed the previous installment Go Take a Hike: A Tale of Two Bags click here.] Monday night was busy in our house. There was equipment laid out ready for packing, daily food packs were being put together, super-light hi-tech fabric clothing was being rolled into little “worms”. I have to hand it to […]

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Go Take a Hike: A Tale of Two Bags

If you ever need to plan an expedition, and you’ve never done it before, my advice would be don’t. Get Willie – or somebody like him – to go with you and take care of that side of things. Willie is a planner – in his profession life and in his personal endeavors. He does […]

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A short story of two White-eyes and a spider

A couple of days ago I was standing on our deck in the late afternoon, watching the sun go down. I saw something fluttering near the garden wall. Hoping that it was the sunbirds I’d been trying to get photos of, I rushed inside to get a camera. It wasn’t the sunbirds after all, but […]

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My blog is my happy place! :-)

A while back Kathryn McCullough asked her readers why they blog, what they get out of it and what their favourite things about blogging are. I told her I’d write a post about it. So Kathryn, this is it! I have been blogging for 6 months now. When I started I thought to myself that […]

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Platform timeshare

We have a children’s jungle gym (mainly constructed from wood and wooden poles) in our garden, that has been featured in several of my photos of birds. It is close to our kitchen door, and if birds land on it, I can usually get a good clear shot. It has also always been Lucy’s (the […]

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The Ultimate Treehouse in the World’s Tallest Tree

The other day I had a post on my photoblog called What do Tree Surgeons do on their day off? It was about guys with climbing gear, looking ultra-cool as they climbed to the top of a huge Karri gum tree to measure it. Well, Karri gums are not indigenous to South Africa, they actually […]

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A pair of Hadedas instead

So no guinea fowl photos, but I managed to capture this pair of Hadeda (or Hadada) Ibis instead. These are large birds which occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Their common name comes from their loud, very distinctive haa-haa-haa-de-dah call. Read more on Wikipedia . . . These are interesting rather than pretty birds, but I find […]

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