In search of Raptors January 23rd 2015 (We are ready to hit the long road again and to my surprise I find unpublished blogs waiting patiently for publication; that is what happens while life gets a grip on you) The long awaited call came suddenly, unexpectedly in the middle of a meeting addressing fundraising for the conservancy. I did not recognise the number and let it go, but the caller was persistent and on his 4th attempt I answer ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Witsand After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
Every 15 months or so we hit the global trail. We take photos, meticulously keep notes of which number is which photo, and note what we were doing at the time; forgetting of course about time lines and getting us and the camera hopelessly muddled on the dates when we return to civilisation. We zealously collect brochures and little scraps of momento's for the all time scrap album.
Alas the photos get stuck into their little meaningless date folders and we have our little arguments when we go through the photos about what happened where and when to the utter boredom of our loved ones; who ... full info