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Constantia Flowers
November 26, 2013

This is just a knee-jerk post as beauty is everywhere. Needless to say there will be more. I have been stalking my chameleon, and am hoping to get some flying done, weather permitting. Stay tuned. As reported by Dreamer, I seem to be having an issue with comments going straight to spam. If your comment doesn't show up, don't worry, I'll find it and post it, it could just take a little while. Hope to have this fixed...

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Slingshot to Kruger, Part 12 - Honing in on Kaapstad
November 3, 2013

The lions roared again at dawn as we were packing up in the Karoo National Park. Breakfast was included in our stay and served in the main restaurant, right behind the reception desk. Full English was the word and I daringly ordered lamb kidneys, which turned out to be butchered, pardon the pun. We ate quickly as the room filled up with semi-serious gamer watchers. These were the people who needed coffee and toast before driving out in search of wildlife. They would get the left-overs, better than nothing but no...

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Once Upon a Time, Pixels
May 30, 2013

Roaming around Constantia and the Cape Peninsula, we are stocking up on beautiful food, delicious scenery and moody, rather wet weather. We've randomly gone mushrooming in the Tokai Forest and seen a pod of maybe a hundred dolphins off Simon's Town. Pictures to come. We ate the best polenta on earth at Kalk Bay's Olympia Cafe. We had family martinis at The Cellars in Constantia where I opted for my ritual ostrich dish. The chameleons are paid regular visits and owls have been heard at night. Loud flocks of hadedas tear...

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For a Few Pixels More
May 26, 2013

I started writing this on Thursday night over the Gulf of Guinea in the Southern Atlantic, just below the Bulge of Africa, and have now adjusted all verbs to the past tense. The South African Airways A340-600 was flying on a south-easterly course off the coast of Angola. Our cruising altitude was a notch above 39,000 feet, our airspeed a little below that of sound, we had traveled almost 10,000 km and 1,100 km remained.  We were rushing through the night and stealing time as the morning hurried to meet us head on.  We...

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December 11, 2012

Our KLM flight from Amsterdam to Cape Town took us over the immense Sahara Desert in daylight, a spectacular overflight I will post more about soon. There will also be many South African flowers, fynbos, a chameleon update, much larger animals and some beautiful scenes from the Table Mountain area. Stay tuned. Sahara Desert seen from 35,000 feet, somewhere over Algeria or...

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Bound for South Africa via Amsterdam
December 1, 2012

As longitudes and latitudes are crossed and mixed once more, this blog is going to dive into a short hibernation. There might be a brief update or two from the road, wi-fi permitting, but otherwise I will see you all on the other side, not even 10 days from now. This is not a photo trip and I don't expect too many landscape opportunities, but Cape Town is incredibly photogenic and even on a social outing, one eventually finds scenes to aim a camera at. And then of course, there will be a chameleon update. Stay...

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