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... Eastern Namibia. We went to visit her at her galley in Noordhoek and she gave us some pointers about visiting the tribe.
With everything almost ready, we embarked on a trial run. This I felt was an essential part of the preparation, and would allow us to find out how all the equipment worked and hopefully allow me the opportunity to photograph local Kingfishers.
Bontebock National Park is just 5 Km south of Swellendam in the ...
I decided to take Route 62 to Cape Town and stay over at the "Warmwaterberg Spa" on a friend's recommendation. I have not slept in a caravan in 20 years. It is not expensive either and the spa water is around 40 Deg C. I stopped at Ronnie's Sex Shop just down the road. Really just a bar with a reputation, judging by the lingerie stapled to the ceiling. The scenery between Barrydale and Robertson is really pretty and a must ...
... to the interior.
The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected. We took a tour of the Drostdy and these pictures document this period of Dutch Cape ...
... thing that looks like an eagle in flight but has long stork-like legs on the ground. It flew in low over the ground and alighted near to a bontebok, then ran along with it's wings extended like a tight-rope walker. Then it flew on a little further and appeared to be chasing something on the ground, again with its huge wings extended. We had a quick dip in the pool hen we returned then went to another restaurant near by, where I had my second steak in two days. When in ...
... it up. There's a central reed bed which is a holding pond for the local road run-off water, and a path encircling it planted up with native flowers and shrubs. They're just completing the swimming pool which has a border of aquatic plants so that it looks like a natural pond. There's some open-air exercise machines beside the reed bed which we had a go on, before deciding it was already too hot. The basement parking lot has been decorated by local graffiti artists ...
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