Clouds

Stormy skies

One of the great delights for me, in both South Africa and Uganda, is the advent of the rains. Or more specifically the lead up to the wet season. I spend a great deal of time observing the sky as it becomes filled with clouds, sometimes a thin spread of cloud layer, other times the sky…

Taking a break on top of the world

SA vs Uganda

I have been in South Africa for 3 years now, since our return from Singapore. It took a year to find the accommodation where we now live, in the bush on a private game farm 50km from our nearest town. (Which is so light weight it has no traffic lights.) When we go to Johannesburg…

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Lessons the Karoo has taught me

Traversing the Karoo enroute to and from the coast of South Africa can either be a total bore of a nonstop drive, blasting along at 120km/hr (or up to 160km/hr if you have a death wish) on a mostly two-lane-straight-as motorway that bypasses most of the towns. Or it can be the perfect excuse to…

Locusts

2014 and back to South Africa

Early January 2014 saw us both returning on different dates from Entebbe to Johannesburg, South Africa, staying for a few days at our current favourite selfcatering spot…Stable Cottage near Fourways. (images to follow) And it was back onto our bikes….out to Northern Farm and 30kms later…pooped. (images to follow) From Johannesburg back out to Hippo…

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April in South Africa and Singapore

April saw us move on from Hermanus and family, to George, 355km away on the Garden Route. Here we had a great catchup and overnight with friends Rob and Irene. Here also we were able to pay a visit to our house and tenants. All was good with the tenants, however we were not so happy…

Protea

March in South Africa

Because we had decided to leave our tenants in our house, we were essentially homeless back in South Africa, the land of the Protea. But this meant we could stay where we wished and explore random places at will. And so began the hunt for the “perfect” self catering guest house… ALPA (Air Line Pilots…