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Aug 21, 2018 - Day 15

It was a beautiful morning. The sun was out, and the sky was blue. It was still cold at 40F. After breakfast I decided to check out the Ramskop Flower Reserve nearby. It turned out to be a very nice and large wild flower garden. Right now, it is early spring, and many are in bloom. I got some nice shots of the Malachite Sunbird. The male is metallic green with a long tail. It is one of the largest of the sunbirds. Many local people came to enjoy the blooms. Unfortunately, mostly were not black people. I noticed such disparity in many...

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Aug 20, 2018 - Day 14

Woke up and saw rain. This is the first rain on this trip. It is not hard but drizzling. It reminds me of home in Seattle. Got up lazily about 9:00am and had some breakfast slowly. By 10:30am the rain became slower and almost stopped. Went to the backyard to observe the bird feeders. Very lucky there were a few Red Bishops. The red breeding color is so intense! Took a few nice photos. I decided to still go to Lambert’s Bay to visit the Cape Gannet’s nesting ground. It is 45min trip on flat ground. The road is very good but the fog set in....

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Aug 19, 2018 - Day 13

The guy called me early at about 7:00am and offered to settle the matter by paying him about $100. I told him to deal with Leonie and the insurance and blocked his number. I left Leonie’s house about 10:00am after a simple breakfast. The driving was not difficult. The road of SA is very good. I stopped halfway to take a bathroom break. This was a restaurant and farm stand by a local farm. I ordered a local specialty: open fire baked bread with fig jam. It was very good. I liked the bacon that was thick and smoky compared to the US ones....

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Sep 23, 2008 - Namibia - Orange River

Namibia – Orange River 23rd September After a 500km drive from Cederberg in South Africa we made it to our new campsite in amongst it’s ‘quarry like’ surroundings. Initial responses as we entered this rocky barren desert were that it looked like something out of a Mad Max movie (if you remember them?). The next day some of us opted for a Kayak ride down the Orange River which was a good way to see some of the wildlife that existed in this region notably the Goliath Heron (huge!).

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Jo'burg to Nairobi

Jan 19, 2006 - Belly Dancers and Bongos

In our travels we've found that our most memorable/richest travel experiences have almost always been meeting people rather than visiting important historical sites or breathtaking scenery. The stories or life lessons shared by others usually have a deeper impact on us than physical wonders. Memories of interactions with individuals or creating friendships last longer than a passing vista. With that in mind we've set out to engage with some locals. Bryant and Tal have settled in Cape Town for the past few years after traveling extensively...

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The Travellin Ts

Oct 18, 2005 - Citrusdal

Weather: overcast Landscape: edge of rocky, mountainous terrain I can already tell that it's going to be difficult keeping this weblog updated. This trip travels at breakneck speed and internet cafes are few and far between. A five hour drive brings us just north of Citrusdal. This is the Cederbergs region of western South Africa, with pretty and rugged scenery around us. It's our first night camping and cooking for ourselves, but at this stage everything needs assistance from trip leader Kara. More on the campsites, and the group,...

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Aug 25, 2005 - Citrusdal

Made our way to Citrusdal and took a dip int he hot springs. Things are coming to a head with Chris and Michelle who made us all feel like a bag of crap in connection with the upgrade they shared with Angela and Maria. Our last night in the tent - yaahhh! As per custom of a last night in a tent, it rained like cats and dogs (where did that saying come from anyway??) Had to put the tent down in the pouring rain - yuk! Drove over to pick up the others and the truck slipped off the road it was so wet. That happened right when John was changing...

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