As we arrived home after so many months of wandering, my blogging friend, Sunee from Sunee Sees the World, nominated me to participate in the 7 Links Game started by Tripbase, where bloggers make a list of 7 past posts, which might be favorites, or most commented, or most helpful. The timing seems fitting [...]
Several months ago, Marlie chose South Africa as her top choice of places to visit on our family trip around the world. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, this is a child who dreams of a life as a marine biologist, studying jellyfish and sea slugs. Seriously. She has talked about this dream unceasingly for [...]
Yikes. OK, we won’t feed them, but we’d like to see a few.
This morning we awoke to silence. Our window had stopped rattling and thumping, the intermittent whistle of the wind forcing its way through the narrow slit we offered it that allowed some air flow had drifted off. The air hung silent, [...]
John put together another video, this one of Exploring Cape Town.
CapeTown Images from John Gill on Vimeo.
We made a drive the other day to Cape Point and to the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Point was crowded and foggy. Just to the West, the Cape of Good Hope was lovely. Besides, it is the name we all learned in school, anyway.
Wildlife. A female ostrich. We hoped to see baboons, [...]
White Christmas Dreams, or fun on the beach.
It is not that we’ve spent every winter holiday season at home. We even spent another white sand Christmas under the sun in Mexico. But, even in those years where we left home, we first had our own tree and our own decorations pulled out of [...]
Atop Table Mountain
Unbelievably, this is our last day in town, we’ll move on to a place south of here tomorrow. Cape Town has filled our senses. The colors, sights, and sounds are all larger than life; but also emotional senses, like hope and kindness and joy.
Our sight was filled with the most amazing fare. [...]
The soft white sand of a beach near Cape Town, South Africa.
Each time we arrive in a new place, its character unfolds slowly to us. Some bits are in our faces, others must be coaxed out like a shy child. Sometimes, we are mistaken, and a place grows on us or something causes us [...]
One of the hornbill residents of the World of Birds. Many of the birds in this wildlife sanctuary are injured and come here to rehabilitate.
This bird ran over to us at the fence and pecked my camera lens, hard. Too funny, but thankfully was not an eye.