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"Escape to Nature in the Cape"

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:06 pm

Have not done a TR in a while, so I decided that it might be time to do another one and share our magical and special time away, which we had beginning May 2016.
Hope I finish it :roll: ….Our home internet has really been one of our bugbears this year!! If you don’t see me for a while you will know Telkom have something to do with it! :wall: This has caused major interruptions to our Forum time for us. :naughty:

Have a ‘new baby’ which I am still coming to grips with, but alas I did not give myself enough time to practice first before our trip!... All a learning curve and with lots of practice sure it will improve with time (I hope). :hmz:
:gflower: To Tessa G who was so patient and helpful in giving me a crash course and notes on the Sunday before we left….Thank you so much for your time and patience, you were an absolute star. :k
I will most definitely have to practice, practice and practice some more!! :hmz:
During this trip, by the time I would have mastered the correct settings, ISO, etc. to have taken a photo of the animal, bird, …… it would have been long gone or worse may even have died before I was properly set up to take a photo! :slap:
I just found all the things to remember daunting and still having to look at the notes was driving me crazy! :lol:
With this little obstacle, I decided for this trip to use the Auto setting on the camera only, hoping we would at least have some fair photos of our escape at the end.

Episode 1

Escape time had arrived, out of the city and back to nature!! Hurray…. :dance:
We had decided to leave a day earlier and do a couple of stops at some of our favourite places along route, before entering our main SANParks destination.
This trip had been earmarked for some much needed R & R time… and nothing beats a getaway than being in nature.
A lovely but cool start greeted us as we departed from home.
The sunrise was lovely so had to stop to take a photo.
Sunrise and sunsets have a special place in my heart….they are always different but each one is special and so unique. Having clouds always make them appear even more beautiful. God’s perfect paintings in the sky.

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We stopped in Knysna to fill up and have a leg stretch. I asked Philip, as it was early, if we could take a drive to the heads as I had not been there again, since leaving Knysna. I had forgotten how cold it can be there early in the mornings, and the wind was really brrrr.

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The sun had not reached our side of the heads yet, however the day promised to be sunny.
Took a couple of photos of the sea and thought about how treacherous the mouth can be to enter by boats. There have been accidents in the past.

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It was still too early for much activity on the lagoon, being a Sunday morning, it was sure to attract boats later during the day.

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We were really shivering so decided to make our way back to the car and continue with our journey.
Next stop and photo session was at Natures Valley. It is such a quiet and peaceful place with stunning scenery to capture, any nature lover’s little piece of paradise.

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The ferns are in abundance in the area, making a beautiful show. It had rained the previous day so there were a lot of puddles of water to be seen along the road and in the forest.

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The winding road between all the massive trees and forest vegetation is too beautiful. Reaching the top of the road we stopped at the lookout to look down into the valley and one can see Natures Valley village/residential area and beach below.

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Ferns and different vegetation on our journey

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Reaching Tsitsikama National Park, we were not surprised to see that there was a queue when we arrived.
Being Sunday, weekend visitors were out in force, to make use of the sunny weather to be outdoors.

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See you soon with more
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Re: "Escape to Nature in the Cape"

Unread post by umtali1 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:50 pm

Trrp......sounds like this TR is going to be a real R&R. I am most certainly on board all the way. :gflower:

What a beautiful way to start it off with that heavenly sunrise. :clap: :clap:

I hope you have no more interruptions on the internet. How frustrating :wall: :wall: :wall:
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Unread post by billyf » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:58 pm

Lovely journey to make and some really good pics - the scenery along that route is just superb :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread post by Hugh » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:04 pm

OOOOOOH a trrrrrpy trip report .. now that nice
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Unread post by ritad » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:14 pm

I'm also on Board for this TR :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Wonderful landscape :cam: :cam: :cam:

Hugh wrote:OOOOOOH a trrrrrpy trip report .. now that nice


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Unread post by barryels » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:19 pm

Hi Trrp-trrrrrrrr, great to see you sorted some of your internet problems and is back on the forums :thumbs_up: .

I am also in this bus for the R&R trippie :D .

Amazing scenery pictures of all :clap: :clap: .
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Unread post by gatita » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:19 am

wonderful pictures to start with :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love ferns :dance: :dance:

looking forward to more :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Unread post by Tessa G » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:05 am

It was more than a pleasure to have had you both round to help with your new toy, but a lot to take in over a short period of time and switching to auto was a perfect decision.

Beautiful photos Trrp :thumbs_up: and the sunrise and forest scenes are just gorgeous.

The heads can be cold and being an early start must have been quite brrrr.

I do hope that Telkom stop their funny business with your internet. It must be so maddening.

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Unread post by hilda » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:34 pm

So sorry to hear about your internet problems Trrp-trrrrrrrr, but SO GLAD to see you back on the forums! :dance: :dance:

Such a lovely start to your trip report, and with a sunrise like that, it can only be fantastic! :clap: :clap:

Lovely sea and forest photos, and those ferns are beautiful! :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to more please! :popcorn:
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Unread post by George_Brits » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:59 pm

Welcome back to the forum Trippy! Beautiful pictures!! :gflower: I agree with Hilda, its time to get the :popcorn: out so that we can watch all your lovely pics!

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:28 pm

Wonderful start, Trrrp-trrrrrrrr :thumbs_up:

fantastic landscape shots so far and that sunrise is so beautiful :dance:

I am on board for more :popcorn:

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Unread post by manicwalker » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:00 am

Trrp-trrrrrrrr,
What a beautiful sunrise :clap: :clap:
And such lovely scenery along your way...
Brings back beautiful memories of a trip I did a few years ago...Thank you :k
Looking forward to more :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:50 am

Wonderful photos -I love the green!
Looking forward to the rest.

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Unread post by Nkulu » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:41 am

Trrp :k I got scolded by my son for buying a toy and just using auto :redface:
but your photos are excellent, so enjoy the toy, auto or not
loved all the green and the "painting"
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Re: "Escape to Nature in the Cape"

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:34 pm

Firstly welcome aboard everyone it is such a pleasure having you all on board our escape with us! :thumbs_up:
:gflower: Thank you one and all for your kind comments, each one is valued and greatly appreciated. :thumbs_up:
You are all helping to turn the pages, which is awesome.
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umtali1 wrote:Trrp......sounds like this TR is going to be a real R&R. I am most certainly on board all the way. What a beautiful way to start it off with that heavenly sunrise.:
I hope you have no more interruptions on the internet. How frustrating

umtali1 : Welcome to our escape, great to have you join us. :D
R&R is exactly what we got, I still seem to be in that mode! :wink:
What can one say about technology, if it works… :thumbs_up: …but when it doesn’t :wall:

billyf wrote:Lovely journey to make and some really good pics - the scenery along that route is just superb

billyf: Welcome aboard our R&R escape, super to have you join us. :D
The scenery is breathtaking along the coast, makes one feel so relaxed. :dance:

Hugh wrote:OOOOOOH a trrrrrpy trip report .. now that nice

Hugh: Welcome aboard, trust you will enjoy the restful atmosphere with us. :gflower:
Great to have you join us, hope you have some snacks for relaxation time! :wink:


ritad wrote:I'm also on Board for this TR Wonderful landscape

ritad: Welcome aboard hope you will enjoy….sit back and relax. :D
Super to have you join us. :k More to follow soon.

barryels wrote:Hi Trrp-trrrrrrrr, great to see you sorted some of your internet problems and is back on the forums . I am also in this bus for the R&R trippie
Amazing scenery pictures of.

barryels: Welcome aboard our escape bus, great to have you join us too. :D
Relax and enjoy the trippie. The scenery along the coast is superb. :thumbs_up:

gatita wrote:wonderful pictures to start with I love ferns
looking forward to more

gatita: Welcome on our R&R trippie, sit back relax and enjoy the ride. :gflower:
The ferns always look so cool and refreshing, truly a spectacular. 8)
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