My last walk-about and salute to breathtaking golden peaks

Final weekend of our fortnight holiday, in May … to Ballito, Midlands and lastly,  Champagne Castle Hotel  in Central Drakensberg

I went for a walk-about in the afternoon …

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Potting shed it was … aviary it is now .. and filled with all sorts of birds.  Tricky to get decent pics through fine mesh

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Hungry bunnies in the kiddies farmyard ..

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‘Tis no wonder !!  They are busy bunnies ..

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Blue Crane, our national bird …

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Beautiful setting for a chapel ..

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Wish this was clearer but little ducklings waddle fast !!!

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When I came along with my camera, mommy duck hopped into the water leaving all her little ducklings on the bank  (how many ducklings can a mommy duck have?  Is she a surrogate mommy duck too?  I wonder)

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Panic set in with all the ducklings so she hopped out and waddled off with her brood …

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Self-catering chalets …

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Large picture window of the chapel …

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More Blue Cranes …

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As evening fell, the air turned chilly …

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Last morning and the final sunrise before our return home.  First golden rays touch the highest peaks …

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A sight to behold !!!

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Cathkin Peak 3149m

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Champagne Castle 3377m

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The Drakensberg is a truly beautiful part of our country.   ‘Til the next time …

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3 Responses to My last walk-about and salute to breathtaking golden peaks

  1. Lovely images especially of the Drakensberg mountains, love the red glow. I got a similar image from the grand canyon with that amazing glow! You are correct – your country holds many glorious treasures (I’ve posted a few blogs myself). Thanks for sharing – A Wandering Memory

  2. Mrs FF says:

    Simply stunning!!!
    And you had me chuckling with the surrogate duck 😆

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