Blog posts from South Africa

South Africa photos are posted!

After sorting through about 2000 photos, we narrowed it down to 200! Please note that all the pics are indexed on our site and hosted on flickr, so comments and other flickry goodness are available...

a recap of wineries in South Africa

Categorized by region, but in no particular order... Somerset West Morgenster—lovely olive oil and wine tasting (three bordeaux style red blends). Vergelegen—the wine tasting was impersonal with a...

The birds and the bees (and one large beetle)

Besides the flowers in the Helderberg nature reserve we also saw a variety of birds, including the two weaver birds shown below (male and female respectively). At the nearby Morgenster and Verglegen...

feathery characters

One of our favorite places in Cape Town is the World of Birds in Hout Bay. During our second visit, we spent about three hours enjoying the company of a variety of birds... In one of the aviaries, a...

Everything is beachy

I’m a big fan of sunsets, and so far, our trip has provided a number of beautiful sunsets for my photographic pleasure. Below is a shot from Kommetjie Beach Thursday night. Earlier in the day I took...

South African game drives

In the last few days we’ve visited two game parks, seen three spectacular mountain passes, and tasted wine at several different wineries in the Cape Winelands region. Leandra has probably doubled...

Kommetjie, RSA

We've been planning our second trip to South Africa for a year, but somehow it has completely snuck up on us... Between the craziness that was August and getting house modifications finished, I...

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Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
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Faroe Islands (Aug)
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