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Russell of (nearly) Spring – A trip north of Auckland

Seventeen months to the day, after our arrival in New Zealand, a little Toyota Corolla made its way out of an Auckland driveway and northwards along the State Highway One. It didn’t do it on its own, of course. The … Continue reading

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Visiting Cape Town? Tranquility and Serendipity.

I think the word Serendipity is used all too seldom, don’t you? For those unacquainted with the word, it is NOT the happy discovery of a good hair product – which is Serendipity-Doo – and something else entirely. Could the … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 4

In the manner of the better photographers everywhere (well, we can fantasise can’t we?) we were up before sunrise and, with an oats breakfast bar removing all traces of moisture from our mouths, we drove off into the park looking … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 3

It was good to be back at the Karoo National Park and the familiar road led us to the reception area where we booked in. Again we were impressed and gratified by the friendliness of the staff, and as we … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 1

Friday, 23rd August and the first suggestions of dawn’s gentle presence was felt as she caressed my brow. As consciousness pierced the fog of slumber, Dawn disappeared into dreamland, to be replaced by the awareness that Mrs Chips was up … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels

Dear Reader, it’s not often that good news comes your way. But today I have some of the good stuff to pierce the doom and gloom of 21st century living. As you may remember from a previous post, yours truly … Continue reading

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Road Trip ~ August 2013 – Johannesburg. Chapter 3 of 3.

After a comfortable night’s kip and another scrumptious breakfast at the Ruth Avenue B&B we settled up and pointed the ve-hickle in the direction of Port Elizabeth and placed Johannesburg in the rear-view mirror which, if you’re not really a … Continue reading

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Photographing the night sky–getting that ‘pro’ touch.

Getting those amazing star-filled night shots is easier than you think. No, it’s not as easy as shooting on Auto but [quiet you, in the back there] I reckon the extra little effort is worth it. If you’ve been looking … Continue reading

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Road Trip ~ August 2013 – Johannesburg. Chapter 1

Ah, there you are. We’ll start today’s post with a Vulgar Latin phrase (it’s quite alright. It’s not the phrase that’s rude, merely ‘nonstandard’ Latin). Yes, ok. I’ll get on with it… ‘Necitas mater absentum est’ – which is Latin … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Travels–Chapter Seven – Mini episode on wheels

If you’re new to this site, your humbule bloggist managed to formally ensnare his better half in a matrimonial ceremony in September 2012. In keeping with one of the visions of this blog, it is his intention to document the … Continue reading

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