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anne-marie meandering around Cape Town and WEST COAST Mar 11

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:39 pm

Hi everybody :D

Day 1: Thursday, 3rd March 2011

After three weeks in Kgalagadi, I was happy to stop in Cape Town. A few days of comfort were not displease me. And then, knowing the fabulous home and the warmth releasing, I could only rejoice.

One of the first things to do was to repair my glasses "three distances," ... stupidly broken in the car, and irreparable by myself. I was worth nothing without them and then look for a chip internet for my laptop. I want to try to post "live" in Kruger.
We then move to the Old Port, buy materials from scrappbooking and do some shopping. I refound "my" room, my marks in the house, new residents including a kitten, Nola, tabby just like I love them.

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Image even a Squirrel interested by the Parrot

Oh! the beautiful night in this comfortable bed.

à suivre ...
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:08 pm

Day 2: Friday, 4th March 2011

We go to all corners of Caracal, its Lake Panic as she calls them,
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Image ... the first ... Leopard :lol:

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à suivre ...
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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:21 pm

Kirstenbosch and the wonderful South African flora,

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:02 pm

just a little bit hurry.... before Moose leave... tomorrow to Kruger :mrgreen:

... birds unknown to me, insects, angulate tortoise and a Spotted Eagle Owl

Image could you see the Praying Mantid

Image Eastern Olive Sunbird

Image Spotted Eagle Owl

Image Angulate Tortoise

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:06 pm

Then back home, "we" have people this evening. Beautiful people, a chance, heat, literally and figuratively. Everyone is busy including Doug with "the embers."
I'm not sure what to do, I am new to this type of exercise :wink:

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à suivre ...
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Le Petit Prince

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:11 pm

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Especially for you Moose.... the salads and the brocolis salad :wink:

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:23 pm

Day 3: Saturday, 5th March 5 2011

mmm....... I have a "white" CARACAL :redface: ... I can't remember the name of the places we went. I made a bunch of bird's pictures ... ..

Image African Sacred Ibis

Image Great White Pelican

Image Cattle Egret

Image Cape Shoveler :hmz:

Image African Black Oystercatcher + Pied Avocet

Image Sandpiper :hmz:

Image Greater Flamingo

Image Caspian Tern :hmz:

à suivre ...
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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:29 am

WEST COAST... a new park :dance:

4th and 5th days: Sunday, 6th March and Monday 7th March 2011

Stand up and start at dawn, Doug is preparing the car, thank you Doug!
Scouter arrives and we go towards West Coast... WOW WOW WOW... :D

A small wonder, and more... it seems to be more beautiful in the spring ... so it must be two wonders :clap:
Oh ! Caracal, you really spoiled me :dance:
We skirt the edge of ocean, white sand lagoon with multitudes of birds, we stop to all birds hide, we note, note a bunch of new birds, Scouter takes notes ... , not me :redface: , I take pictures, and observe, I can not do everything ... result, I miss some identifications ... thank you, Caracal, to help me :D
Image Levaillant's Cisticola

Image Yellow-billed Duck

Image Lesser Swamp-Warbler

Image Purple Heron

Image Malachite Kingfisher

à suivre
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Le Petit Prince

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:33 pm

Image Glossy Ibis

Image Common Waxbill

Image Brimstone (Bully) Canary

Image Cape Bulbul

Image Black Harrier....... a first for me

Image African Spoonbill

à suivre...
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:49 pm

Image at the Hide

Image Kudu

Image Black-Shouldered Kite

Image African Black Oystercatcher

à suivre...
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:10 am

Image Cape Weaver

Image Cape Bulbul/Common Waxbil

Image Cape Bulbul/Common Waxbil and ??? :hmz:

à suivre ...
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:13 am

Image Bokmakierie

Image Speackled (Rock) Pigeon

Image ?????

Image Cape Weaver
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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:14 pm

Then we come to DUINEPOS, where Caracal has booked a cottage.... No. 8. Oh! superb, two bedrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, living room and a small dining room. A beautiful terrace with a braai, what would be the natives without braai :wink:

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à suivre ...
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Le Petit Prince

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:17 pm

Here again we expect people: Annalie, TonyT and SO, miss The Jackal.
Tony starts the fire, I drink a nice glass of red wine with Annalie, what a wonder the South African wines ... and she doesn't put ice into her glass ... finally someone who does not cut such a good wine :clap:

Here again, we have a great evening, I like braaing..... and lots of memories to share :D

Image the chase is open :shock:

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à suivre ...
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

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Re: few meandering around Cape Town... and WEST COAST

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:27 pm

Here you are a new presentation... I don't know if... :?

Click on the picture and maybe something could come... :pray:

We leave the next day, after a great night and still traverse the Park, with a stop at Abrahamskaal birdhide. We even found the single PCG lost in this park and that Tony had told us last night.

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à suivre ...
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

planing KTP janv/fev.2016


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