Airborne, YUL-LGA

Being more accustomed to transcontinental flights these days – the long-haul, settle-in, find your sweet spot and economize patience and energy, ocean-facing departures, high altitude cruise and straight-in approaches, much movie watching despite the small screens, LCD’s reflecting the confinement, cabin crew diving in turns to their secret rest area below deck, flight crew doing the same below the cockpit, hours…

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Kirstenbosch Flowers

These were taken last December, during a ritual visit to Kirstenbosch which is located just a stone’s throw away when we are at home in Constantia, South Africa. In the background, Table Mountain’s majestic cliffs. Pincushion Similar posts: Kirstenbosch Flowers Constantia Flowers Owls of Kirstenbosch The Namaqualand Bloom, Part 3 – A Canyon Through the Flowers…

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Snake!

We spotted this impressively colored specimen of puff adder, called pofadder in Afrikaans, during a drive through Cape Point last December. Indiana Jones’ heart would have skipped a bit. Marie stepped on the breaks and I ran out with the camera. African puff adder – Bitis arietas One of the most common venomous snakes in…

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Cats

Forever deprived of the utterly endearing and highly sophisticated disdain of our late Estorbo, cat of a lifetime, Marie and I have been carefully avoiding the subject of his magnificence in particular, and all feline supremacy as a whole, like one treads lightly on the edges of a tropical beach where little land-mine-like grass burrs called sand…

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