Category Archives: Excursions

Frozen Fleeting Fish-like Flashes


The Daily Post photo theme for the week is Evanescent and I have chosen to interpret this with the fleeting images of airborne dolphins we had at a child’s birthday party held today at Durban’s Sea World. I know the subject … Continue reading

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A Farming Heritage


On Saturday morning we met some friends on a visit from England at the Shongweni Farmers Market. Although within easy distance, it is somewhere we have not previously visited, and we were glad the venue had been chosen. The views … Continue reading

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Really Awful Fun


Yesterday we went to join the fish, On top of them, at first, it was our wish; With gondola, canals were well explored – ‘But not the sharky bits!’ the kids implored, For this was not in Venice time was … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Everybunny!


(I owe the ‘Everybunny’ version to the active imagination of 8-year-old granddaughter R.) Today we went into training for an Easter-Egg-Eating marathon.  This is what we did it with, on a trip from Kloof up the hill from Durban to … Continue reading

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Roomy Game Rooms


In my previous post, I showed pictures of the little four-bedroomed cottage we occupied at the 2000 hectare Tillietudlem Game Reserve.  Here are a couple of the  much larger Ogram House, established by the original settler from Scotland in the 1870s.  … Continue reading

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Having a Wild Time


  The past four days have been memorable. Muscles loosened up by an hour on a horse have been kept in action with a lot of walking, climbing, swimming, and even paddling a small boat round a dam. I can … Continue reading

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Falls from Horses and Meaningful Meandering


Yesterday WordPress had a fit of the sulks and refused to respond. Now, hopefully, a more co-operative mood is in evidence. We have some visitors from UK … well, Spain, actually … who will be with us for a few … Continue reading

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