Blogs from Africa - page 12

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Marrakech from 05/06/2013 to 08/06/2013... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz March 2nd 2014

High Atlas Mountains - 08/06/2013... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Souss-Massa-Draâ » Ouarzazate March 2nd 2014

Ouarzazate and AitBenHaddou from 08/06/2013 to 09/06/2013... read more
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Africa » Morocco March 2nd 2014

Erg_Chigaga from 09/06/2013 to 11/06/2013... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Mossel Bay March 2nd 2014

Riversdale to Oudtshoorn (179 km or 111 miles)—Sunday, March 2nd on a clear blue sky day. On the road by 8:00 this morning–took rare (most likely only) mileage reading of 63078. Continued back on R-323 and then on the N-2 this morning towards the town of Mosselbaai. Passed huge petrol? factory in the town of Petroport. In Mosselbaai, we turned down to the shore for a tour of the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex. King John II of Portugal was determined to find a sea route to India via the southern tip of Africa. In 1487, he sent Dias from Lisbon with two caravels of 100 tons each and a larger store ship. Dias sailed down the coast of Africa constantly tacking against a southern wind. Tired of this, Dias sailed into the open ocean and missed ... read more
1403-21  Life-sized replica of Dias' caravel
1403-22 Looking toward the bow--note curved deck
1403-23 Ropes used to hoist the sail

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Africa » Morocco » Souss » Taroudannt March 2nd 2014

Taroudant from 11/06/2013 to 12/06/2013... read more


Essaouira from 12/06/2013 to 14/06/2013... read more
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Ourika_Valley from 14/06/2013 to 18/06/2013... read more
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Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province March 1st 2014

Years dreaming, a year planning and an African safari is really happening! The best thing that happened during the planning process was connecting with safari partners in Vancouver and being steered in the direction that was ideal for our group - Kenya here we come. The first leg for us was a short jaunt from YVR to Seattle and the trip started on the right note when all the passengers and crew were entertained by Habib Koite, a musical group from Mali Among our group of 12 , the flight from BC to Nairobi via Amsterdam, was not without its trials and tribulations, including Kelly and I being chosen " at random" for an additional third degree by security at Seattle. 26 hours after leaving Canada, we arrived in Nairobi via Amsterdam at 8.30pm on Feb ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Agulhas March 1st 2014

Stellenboch to L’Agulhas (144 miles)--Friday, February 28th Travelling on Highway R44 on the Whale Coast Drive (unfortunately the wrong time of year for the whales), after 82 km we turned onto R43 toward Hermanus. After about 22 km, we navigated the traffic circle and turned toward Stanford, a few more km and we turned onto Highway R316 toward Napier/Bredasdorp. We turned right at a sign for Cape Agulhas now on 319, and drove to the “Southernmost tip of Africa” where we looked at the rocks, the oceans (Indian on the left and Atlantic Ocean on right), and the lighthouse before driving a few km back to L’Agulhas Caravan Park for the night. Driving this route we travelled along the coast through small communities at first. We stopped in one small town at a ShopRite and ought ... read more
1402-139 A strange bird we couldn't ID
1402-140 Looking back toward Gordon's Bay
1402-141 Some nice homes across from the previous view




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