Driving through a before-sunrise white wonderland of, well, frost, we made our way east to the Kruger National Park. We are very fond of our birthday getaways there and making this the new RAV’s first one, we’re sure that it would be as special and memorable… » Read more: A Kruger Getaway
Centurion with its disappearing wetlands and clinging on for dear life little rivers does indeed still have its welcome surprises:
Estie and me went mountain biking today, and on our way back drove past a small patch of water close to Eco Park Estate’s entrance. Here we saw a lost, but equally placid with its new Blacksmith Plover friends, African Openbill Stork.
With its large beak and separated mandibles touching only at the tip, it was doing its little bit to catch frogs which might make it strong and help it get of the IUCN endangered animals list.
We could get quite close to take a picture. This is a first time see for both of us, and we will check up on its welfare every time we cycle here.
Where: Southern Hemisphere
When: Most of August
There’s a lot happening in the sky again this month (and no, Mars is still not getting any bigger, contrary to popular belief). Yet, mid August, Night will walk down the sky with the Moon in her hand.
Surely, a Lunar eclipse in a clear Winter sky will be worth staying up for. So pour a glass of Amarula Cream and go wait for it to happen on Saturday night the 16th from around 21:35 till 00:44. The climax (albeit just 81% cover) will be at 23:10 for us in Gauteng. » Read more: Lunar Eclipse Traffic
Die plan was oorspronklik om die name van biere wat ek drink hier te lys. Tog, al host ek self hierdie webwerf is die bandwydte beperk. Na 4 dae hier het die plan dus verander en rapporteer ek nou slegs dat België wel baie bier het! » Read more: Europe Trip – St. Truiden, Leuven
€8 vir ‘n taxi of loop in ysreen vir 3km? Die keuse is heel maklik as jy dink hoeveel bier €8 kan koop. Wel, met R13/1€ dalk nie soo maklik. Maar daar is gerugte dat bier in België goedkoper is as Ierland, so ons besluit om te loop. Koud en nat kom ons 5:30 by Christa se woonstel om vandaar ‘n epos te stuur om vir ons volgende gasheer te sê dat ons wel oppad is. » Read more: Europe Trip – Brussels
My day started as old Noah’s – stuffing 2 of each kind of clothing I could find on my floor into my bag at 5 in the morning. By 6am I was ready enough to go to bed. Until 7. Then I woke up, got up, got dressed, realised I was still dreaming, woke up, got up, got dressed and went to a procurement meeting to try and build a pebblebed power station. » Read more: Europe Trip – Getting to Dublin
The things that I agree to late at night while sitting next to a fire, Amarula in my hand, my buddy on the rock opposite me and only crickets and a nightjar in my ears…
3 months ago it sounded like a pretty good idea. Now, its 3:30am, my plane leaves in few hours, I still have an 8am meeting to attend and I haven’t packed a thing yet! Still, my “OK, lets do it!” is my “OK, lets do it!”, (whether sober or not), meaning 9 hours from now Joseph and me will be on our way to Europe! » Read more: Europe Trip – The Start
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