Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Whales in South Africa

Spring is stirring up the southern right whales in the Cape, they are
schooling in Hermanus area, showing off to each other and to us the
admirers, right close into shore. The scenery on that drive is
terrific, mountains down to the Ocean.

Yesterday on the western coast we saw bontebok, some bat-eared foxes,
many eland, a voracious swarm of hairy scary tiger-striped
caterpillars, and masses of wild flowers of all description, shape and

So far I have caught up with:- my very earliest playmate with whom I
started school at age four, a classmate from Fortrose Academy, two
friends from Edinburgh University.. and fittingly I get to meet a
classmate from Strathclyde Uni tomorrow.. 1967-8!! Some live here and
some are visiting, like me.

South Africa roads at least around the two biggest cities appear to be
fast and efficient. Beautiful surfaces, Eat yr heart out Kenya.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Sunshine in Johannesburg

Day One in JNB way above expectation. Sue is fantastic company. Two
lifetimes to compare, coming from similar background (we were at
Fortrose Academy together). We visited 'Norah's Preschool' which feeds
and loves 200 pre schoolers each day. Healthy beautiful faces, sunny
bright rooms, huge pots of rice and yummy stews for lunch, then they
rest top to toe, top to toe, but not before they sang to us and we
sang back, 'Flower of Scotland', I wonder what they thought! It runs
on the smell of an oily rag but looks really great.
BTW SO FAR, the traffic here though hectic is many degrees above
Nairobi's astonishing road behaviour!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

To Africa - just one more time!

13th Sept Invercargill - Christchurch - Johannesburg arrive 14th dead beat

18th Sept arrive Cape Town

28th Sept arrive Lusaka

4th Oct arrive Entebbe

15th Oct arrive Dar

18th Oct set off home from Dar

20th October stagger home to Invercargill

Pity I couldn't try the ferry up Lake Tanganyika ...........next trip??

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