First summer with swimming pool …
In April, we holidayed at the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga
My photographs of the Bourke’s Luck Potholes were not very good hence B&W shows up rock formations better …
For added interest on Bourke’s Luck Potholes, I have copied a write-up and photo from the Sabie website
This natural water feature marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon. Through countless eons the swirling whirlpools which occur as the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River caused waterborne sand and rock to grind huge, cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river.
The Potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a claim nearby. Although his claim did not produce a single ounce of gold, he correctly predicted that large gold deposits would be found in the area.
The Potholes is located 35km north of Graskop town on the R532 road. The informative visitors centre details some of the interesting natural and socio-historic features and is the starting point of the 700m walk to the potholes
Exploring Pilgrim’s Rest ..
We haven’t been back to Blydepoort since then (shocking!!) and the last time we visited Pilgrim’s Rest was in 2003 whilst spending a long weekend at Crystal Springs
June : Jeanette’s 11th picnic birthday at the Vaal River
August : additions to our house – we converted the garage into a study-cum-spare room and added a second lounge and patio ..
The children went to an After-care, as I worked full-time, where they were taken to ice skating lessons once a week. There was also modern dancing classes which Jeanette attended
Afro hair style was all the rage in those days !! .. and Carl was at that age of making funny faces for the camera!!