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South Africa – Part 2

We started our first day there with a visit to the Cape peninsula, stopping in the picturesque port of Houtbay From there we sailed to Seal Island. This is a small land mass located about 5.7 km off the northern beaches of False Bay. The island is occupied by Cape Fur Seals (doh!).. Males grow […]

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Travelogue

South Africa – Part 1

We did it!!! We went to South Africa!!! There were concerns up until the last minute as the company we had booked with, had gone under, but luckily we were “picked up” by another agency…But, we only got our  exact itinerary  24 hours before leaving. We flew from Montréal to Washington and there, we boarded […]

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Out of Africa!

I am finally back home after 33 hours of travel. We went from Cape Town to Johannesburg, had a five hour wait there, then from there to Dakar, a one hour wait, then from Dakar to Washington with a very short 2 hours sprint (the only waiting was done in line at the security check […]

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New camera

I have been experimenting with a new camera. The zoom is quite powerful and I managed to catch this bird in my garden, from my kitchen window. It had a bright red spot behind the head and bright yellow wing tips. The camera has a variety of settings and one of them is “food shots”…wellllll […]