Category Archives: birds

Sundowner cruise at Umngazi

Today is one of those days when I don’t feel like doing anything.¬† It’s Sunday ūüôā¬†¬† No yoga, pilates, gym of any sort, and no school runs.¬† Just as well .. I have a head cold.¬† Fuzzy brain and all … Continue reading

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While we waited for the boat ..

Continued from previous post .. I took a few photos while¬†hubby and I¬†waited for the ferry to fetch us Village boys having fun!!¬† They were filling small plastic containers with sand, throwing them into the water and diving in to … Continue reading

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Walking with Africanis (the dog of Africa)

“ Some dismiss them as mongrels and strays. But these dogs are a distinct breed, endemic to southern Africa and with a proven lineage going back some 7 000 years. They are the Africanis ‚Äď the dog of Africa.”¬†¬† Quote … Continue reading

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A day in the life of Umngazi guests

That’s us in this case .. ¬†hubby and I This¬†is basically how each day¬†unfolds in paradise.¬†¬†Our mornings began with¬†a cup of tea with a view .. (I am cheating here.¬† I took this photo on our last day.¬† Each day … Continue reading

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Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

A new bird in our garden !!!¬†¬† And a New Year !!¬†¬† Well .. ¬†actually he was perched on the telephone wire yesterday, which is close enough to the first day of 2017 ! Wished¬†I had a super duper lens¬†to … Continue reading

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Wine tasting at Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Along the now tarred R320 through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley linking Hermanus to Caledon there are several wine estates, one of which is Creation.¬† I have been wanting to do a wine tasting there as I often buy Creation’s Syrah/Grenache blend … Continue reading

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Grey Lourie : “Go-away birds” : ‘Corythaixoides concolor’

Before dashing off to yoga the other day, I spotted .. ¬†from my kitchen window ..¬†8 Grey Louries on the telephone wire !!¬†¬†¬† I had to grab my camera naturally ūüėČ They always remind me of¬†our childhood picnics in the … Continue reading

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