Tag Archives: Southern Cape

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

The closest to a kiss two birds with scimitar-like beaks can get. This photo was taken at sunset (hence the orange/pink glow) on Valentine’s Day 2011. The birds are Hadeda Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash). To join in the fun go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Some creatures carry their homes with them . . . To join in the fun go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

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Friday Frog

I don’t like frogs much . . . But this little tree frog (?) is quite cute, isn’t it?

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Hanging about in the tree tops

What do you do if you’re passionate about trees? You climb them of course! If they’re trees the size of the one in this post, you are going to need mountain climbing gear and some serious climbing skills though. Two years ago Leon Visser – a Cape Town based tree-surgeon – visited our area to […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

What started off as an evening photo-walk to capture the Christmas lights down our main street, turned into photographing two of the local churches. It was the first time I’d really realised that the churches are beautiful lit up at night. This particular night by a bright full moon as well artificially. I hope, at […]

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Looking back – what did you miss?

This is essentially a “best of the last eighteen months” post i.e. since my last post of this kind (See: 7 Links: A Peek Into My Archives). So if like me, you were too busy to keep up with your blog reading this year, have a look and see what you missed. Or if you’ve only […]

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New Year’s Day beach walk

This is a guest post by Willie for Notes from Africa. Full of energy we planned to start the new year with a nice outdoor excursion.  Well, the original plan was to go “kloofing” (swimming/paddling) down through a long mountain river gorge. But too many other people had the same idea and so we (group of […]

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Season’s Greetings from the Southern Cape

Happy Holidays to everybody! I hope that this week is a happy and peaceful one for you and your loved ones. Wishing you all a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful New Year. Thank you for your support over the last year!

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Under the sea

A guest post by Willie for Notes from Africa This song immediately came to mind while I was taking the photos. Days later I still cannot get this song out of my head. So you follow the link below at your own peril! The seaweed is always greener In somebody else’s lake You dream about […]

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The Amazing Bloukrans Bungy

The Bloukrans bridge in the Tsitsikamma area (South Africa), is an impressive structure. Constructed between February 1980 and June 1983, the bridge stands at a height of 216m above the Bloukrans River. Its central span is 272m and the bridge is 451m in length in total (Wikipedia). The primary function of the bridge is as […]

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