Our most recent little "unlocal" trip involved an 8000 plus mile trip to Africa, - South Africa to be more specific. Spent a lovely 6 weeks there. Here are some pics of the time there. Some of them will be out of focus because I enlarged thumbnails here on the blog instead of importing them large. Unfortunately these are only but a teeny tiny representation of our trip and all the photos we took. Wish I could put more on but that would cause blogspot to crash :-)
|Our plane from Atlanta to Jo'burg - 15+ hours NON-stop. The 2nd longest non-stop flight in the world (at the time this is written)|
Frangipanji Rhodesian flame lily Double hibiscus (both these) Flowering thorn tree.
|Some kind of banyan tree?|
|An unusual rainbow, almost seeming to make a dent in the clouds.|
|At Umhlanga Rocks. A brilliant sunrise.|
|A little later|
|"Our" Anerley Beach|
|Southport - some big waves|
|St. Michael's/Shelly Beach|
|Happy Birthday Lyn!|
|At cousin's beachfront condo. As usual, C is upside down! L to R: Graham S, Dad, C, Lyn, Dylan, Doug and Nic. The other's were still changing or maybe visiting at the condo.|
|G and L kindly put us up for a night in 'Maritzburg.|
Vervet Monkey Dung beetles Young male lion
Elephants Legavaan (sp?)
Wild bee swarm Elephant Croc and bird Hyena African hunting dog
Sheep Fruit bats Rhino Buffalo Zebra
Waiting at the hide.
Vistas and hikes
Sani Pass Sani pass Hiking in the Drakensberg
Some places we stayed
On a farm Lake Navarone Navarone Imfolozi Game Pk
|My parents' old house in 'Maritzburg|
|Looking through a telescope at my parents' old house from my cousins' house across the valley.|
Substitute cello scootering Parking meter Brick factory
The labels aren't lining up. Anyway, you can probably tell which goes to which.
Good news on our return - brother and family are back from London!! Hip hip.
Til next time