Friday, January 28, 2011

Gordon's Bay

Talk about windy, I could barely walk! photo by Jon Brown

Photo by Jon Brown

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas Day before the adventures began.

Photo credit Jon Brown
I wanted to post a few more pics from our Christmas holidays. Before we left on our adventures we had a lovely breakfast with some Champs, and of course my husbands favorite, Marmalade. He cooked a lovely Eggs Benedict with Trout. I poured the delicious pink champagne. Cheers!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Flora and Fauna of the Cape

I was totally overwhelmed by the animal life I spotted during our day trip to the Cape of Good Hope. At first I thought I wouldn't see anything, that all quickly changed when we passed a troop of Baboons on the road! It was so exciting, and a bit nerve wrecking, you see so many signs. Baboons are dangerous, keep your windows up, don't feed them etc etc..... They were pretty chill guys, just hanging out by the roadside hoping for a tasty hand out.
The Ostriches on the other hand were so fascinating! They are such HUGE, awkward birds,  we got really close to one till I got too paranoid about going off the path. I kept hoping we would stumble upon a nest of eggs or something cool like that, but no luck. We also saw large antelope called Eland They are the largest species of Antelope, and standing at over 6 ft in height they looked giant even from a long distance, like really big cows with curved horns.
That's just the animals, I haven't even said anything about the gorgeous plant life. The cape has been described as  "one of the richest areas for plants in the world" who knew that my current backyard is home to nearly 20% of the continent's flora. Africa is an incredible place the more I see, the more I want to learn about it.