Category Archives: birds

A new bird in our garden : Puffback – Dryoscopus cubla

I am running out of space on my ‘momsmeanderings’  blog and am going to have to start a new domain otherwise I will have to pay to continue on this site.  Payment in dollars is way too complicated for me.  … Continue reading

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Sundowner cruise at Umngazi

Today is one of those days when I don’t feel like doing anything.  It’s Sunday 🙂   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 – 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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