Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lion Sands and Sabi Sabi

We are now at our second game preserve and have been on a total of five drives. Each is entirely different; you never know what you are going to see. The vehicles hold six guests and the seats are tiered … Continue reading

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Animals in the Wild!

I am so excited about the animals that we are seeing on our drives, that my plan was to upload tons of pictures for you to see, but, alas, wifi is painfully slow with media files, so I will have … Continue reading

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The Cape of Good Hope and Penguins

Our days are getting busy, so posts may be brief, but I have lots of pictures to share.  We did not get to go to the top of Table Mountain because today was windy and rainy.  We did start out … Continue reading

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Cape Town City Tour

We were not able to go to the top of Table Mountain this afternoon because it was too windy.  We will try tomorrow morning.  Instead, we went on the city tour which was planned for tomorrow and then to Steenberg … Continue reading

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Robben Island

Today we took a one hour ferry ride to visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner for eighteen of the twenty-seven years that he was in prison.  Before we departed we had a wonderful presentation … Continue reading

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Touring in Cape Town

Today we had a day to sightsee in Cape Town on our own before meeting up with our tour this evening. We bought tickets for the hop-on-hop-off bus and headed to the Jewish museum. It was a beautiful museum which … Continue reading

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Touring the Wine Country

After pausing yesterday to observe Yom Kippur, we were up early this morning to begin some serious touring and photo taking.  We’re still experiencing some jet lag; wide-eyed and ready to go at 4:00 a.m. We were picked up at … Continue reading

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The Trip to Cape Town

Thirty-two hours after leaving San Francisco, we are at our lovely hotel, the Cape Grace,  in Cape Town. Our fifteen hour flight to Dubai from San Francisco was a welcome change from the busy days leading up to our trip. … Continue reading

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On Our Way!

We’re in the airport lounge after a less than auspicous start. First, while we were still at home we weighed our luggage and our carry on’s were over the limit for the small planes that we’ll be traveling on. Lots … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot at Kelley Park

Today I went on a photo shoot at Kelley Park in San Jose. I wanted to practice changing settings in manual mode, using my telephoto and wide angle lenses, and composition before I leave for South Africa next week. Pretend … Continue reading

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