South Africa

Tunnel Run

On Saturday I did a very interesting run – there and back again through the Huguenot service tunnel. Of a 20km run, just less than half was in the pitch black tunnel.

We ran on tar, dirt roads, single-track, drainage canals, and of course through the tunnel.

It was a most excellent adventure!

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At the entrance to the tunnel

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Running under the N1 freeway

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Exiting the tunnel

Kayaking on Zandvlei

This time of year is amazing for going out on the Vlei for a paddle in my Kayak. It is warming up, and you still get a lot of wind-free afternoons to enjoy the water.

And for the first time in years, the Flamingo’s are back. They are in just about every river and lake in Cape Town at the moment; it is great.

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Flamingo’s on Zandvlei

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In the middle of the vlei

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A floating bird’s nest in the waterways

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The houses across the Vlei in Marina da Gama

Cheatah Experience

A couple of weeks ago we were in Bloemfontein for Lois to receive her Women in Disability award. While we were there we had time to visit the Cheetah Experience, a cheetah conservation centre.

It was an amazing visit, especially because we ended up going on a private tour and were allowed to visit and interact with both the adult cats as well as the babies.

They are doing amazing work, and if you are in Bloemfontein I highly recommend a visit to the Cheetah Experience.

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Baby cheetah

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Cheetah

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A meerkat living at the centre

Moonrise

One of the side-effects of the ongoing loadshedding in Cape Town is beauthful skies at night. On this evening my suburb was in total darkness, but you can clearly see that the next-door neighbourhood had light. So I managed to shoot this wonderful shot of the moonrise with a few start in the background.

I think that is Orion’s Belt on the top right.
Moonrise

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