More Merry Midlands Meandering


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This will be pictorially, with a minimum of picked-orally. First, a further shot of the Mandela silhouette, this time showing a wider angle to include the countryside and the Inhlosane peak not far from which is Old Camp, where I mentioned we lived for two years after Elder Daughter and fambly emigrated to UK and left it in our care:

Mandela Sculpture showing Inhlosane Peak

Now come some shots of Old Camp as it is nowadays:

The road where we lived ...

The road where we lived …

Old Camp as now is.

Old Camp as now is.

Inhlosane tip from Old Camp

Inhlosane tip seen from Old Camp

Road down to the waterfall from Old Camp.

Road down to the waterfall from Old Camp.

Now we have a couple of other shots from the weekend wanderings:

Our base at Lidgetton for the weekend.  Solid breakfasts!

Our base at Lidgetton for the weekend. Solid breakfasts!

A Craft-y af -Fair in Howick.

A Craft-y af -Fair in Howick.

More some other time!

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17 Responses to More Merry Midlands Meandering

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    It must have been wonderful living there.
    I really like your photos, they remind me of Polaroids, Are you using a different camera?

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  2. When you look up the word “bucolic” in the dictionary, these pictures surely pop up! Magnificent. You are fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. 🙂

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  3. guyportman says:

    Great photographs. I must go to South Africa one of these days. The countryside looks stunning and greener than I imagined. Have a good weekend.

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    • colonialist says:

      It is a country of contrasts: deserts arid and semi-, coastal forests, plantations, green grasslands, and many grades in between. KZN Midlands tends to be similar to the UK in many ways.

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  4. Cannas! You have cannas in SA!

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  5. Pussycat44 says:

    You managed to tug at my heart strings with all these pictures. Our family home was in Estcourt.

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  6. de Wets Wild says:

    The midlands is such a uniquely “colonial” part of the country, the names and scenery so reminiscent of England.

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  7. Andrew says:

    I was also curious as to what makes for a “solid breakfast” in SA.
    Is it Brit-style with toast-racks and sausages, bacon & fried tomatoes etc?

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  8. Lovely countryside, Col. What exactly is a solid breakfast? Hope it wasn’t too stiff porridge that you had to eat with knife and fork. 😀

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