This View of Home is for the Birds …


One might truly say that Cousin Lee paid a flying visit even though arriving by road?

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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31 Responses to This View of Home is for the Birds …

  1. WOW! That’s a pawsome place, Col! I first have to get my swimming diploma before I can come out there😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🙂❤

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  2. Grannymar says:

    Wonderful views of the area in which you live and the results of all your handiwork at the house and garden.

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  3. Beautiful views from up there.🙂

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  4. Why does every house seem to have a small swimming pool when there is that glorius beach and ocean just seemingly a few minutes walk away?
    Could almost pass as the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney, but not quite as magical. Lovely neverthe less.😄

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    • colonialist says:

      *loftily* My dear fellow, the pool is there to get the salt water off after visiting the beach!
      Sensibly, though, it is a lot easier to take a few steps from home into the cool relief than it is to get all hot and bothered with the walk/and or finding parking. At least the latter, unlike UK, is free.

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      • Having no idea of what’s going on in England/UK, except from what I read in the papers of hear on the news I shall lose no sleep, here in Australia I can assure you that finding parking within cooee of the beach is impossible, but as I can neither swim and don’t particularlylike the beach it doesn’t worry me one bit. or 40 of the last 45 years I lived on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and actually I’ve been on the sand twice I do believe, might be less🙂

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  5. Okay, since I didn’t understand your answer to that last comment/question, I’ll ask again: was that a drone? Does Lee operate her own drone? How cool is that! I loved seeing the different shapes of swimming pools in homes so close to the seaside.🙂

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  6. calmgrove says:

    And when he leaves he’ll be making tracks although not travelling by train? Anyway, hope his visit isn’t causing waves …

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  7. melouisef says:

    I think I do miss your country now. Oh for a view….

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  8. Pussycat44 says:

    How nice to have an aerial view of your house and a beautiful view of the Bluff.

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  9. de Wets Wild says:

    Lovely weather for flying over a beautiful stretch of coast!

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    • colonialist says:

      It was, but I would love to have the same view of my childhood home area — The Heads.

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      • de Wets Wild says:

        Absolutely, though I think today it will be a lot less inspiring due to all the buildings that have sprung up around there the last few years especially.

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        • colonialist says:

          I recall it as having twenty to thirty houses, tops. Now, a view on Google Earth fills me with horror. As for Sparrerbosch! I wandered there when it was absolute wilderness, and when we camped there once we had leopard spoor round our tent the next morning. I met that kitty face-to-face, once. He decided against snacking on me.

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          • de Wets Wild says:

            I can imagine what a terrifying situation being face-to-face with a Cape Leopard must have been at the time, but what a wonderful memory it must be now!

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            • colonialist says:

              Funnily enough, I was more startled and awed than afraid. He was at the edge of the bush, camouflaged, and only when I got really close did he move slightly and suddenly come into focus. He looked disdainfully at me, turned unhurriedly so it seemed one half was going while the other half was still coming, and simply melted into the undergrown. Nobody would believe me until one was sighted some years later at Coney Glen.— even closer to The Heads. Sheep and cattle ranged across those hills, but the leopards never touched them. I think those living close to human settlements have developed a survival instinct to leave farm animals alone and not to come to the notice of people in any way. Buck and baboons are their prey.

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  10. is it a bird? is it a plane? Is it a drone? Watter wonderlike speelding en ai, julle woon darem in ‘n pragtige omgewing.

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