I love being close to water, seeing the reflections of the surrounds rippling-ripple images, hearing the gulls cry and contented voices wafting over the breeze. The quiet is what I savor most on my holidays. Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke. Till next time, … Continue reading The last of Stanley Park, seawall.
Stanley Park, Vancouver. As I mentioned in my last post, we wanted to cycle around Stanley Park on the sea wall but instead we went in a horse drawn coach. Stanley Park has a seawall built all along the perimeter which is convenient for tourists. Nowadays Stanley Park is a green space that travellers enjoy … Continue reading Stanley Park, seawall in Autumn.
After Derek finished his business meetings (the reason why we went to Canada in 2014) we visited Stanley Park. Vancouver is known to be one of the friendliest cities for cycling. We were looking forward, before traveling to Canada, to cycle around Stanley Park on the seawall but as I was not feeling well we … Continue reading Stanley Park, Vancouver: our visit.
Vancouver is part of British Columbia and is situated on the west coast of Canada. As a coastal city it is hugged by the mountains on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The ocean has a tempering effect on the climate, making it mild. I found it to be a beautiful coastal … Continue reading Vancouver
Why we went to Canada in 2014 “I want to visit Canada,” Derek announced with a flash of inspiration. “But we have just done a 40 day trip up into Africa last year (2013),” I protested. Derek is much more of an adventurer than I am. I like my comforts and routines of home life … Continue reading Travels in Canada
Roses on the roadside in Elgin, by Morag Noffke. Roses, roses, roses.My overwhelming memory of driving through the orchards in Elgin and Grabouw was of all the roses. The rose is one of my favorite flowers and they felt and looked so abundant lining streets. We were on the lookout for a private airfield that … Continue reading Elgin and Grabouw
Derek's flight over Franschhoek and Theewaterskloof Dam Last Thursday I posted about Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds. Some of you might already know that Derek flies a Microlight: so as today is International Civil Aviation Day I thought I would like to share with you a special video Derek made for you on my … Continue reading International Civil Aviation Day
I would like to share our recent trip through the winelands in Franschhoek and countryside close to where we live in the Western Cape. Leopard's Lead, near Le Motte in Franschhoek, by Morag NoffkeI love how Franschhoek sits in a valley, snuggled by mountains on three sides. First we went to Leopard’s leap for lunch. … Continue reading Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds.
My most memorable border crossing was from Zambia into Botswana at Kazangula. After we had travelled across Lake Kariba from Zimbabwe to Zambia we stayed for a night at Cubu Cabins where we had stayed when visiting Victoria Falls on our way to Malawi. We had wanted to visit Prince Sibeso again in the South … Continue reading Kazungula Border Post: My terrifying experience.
As I mentioned last week (Ferry trip across Lake Kariba) in the evening the fishing boats began to make an appearance on Lake Kariba, one by one, little by little filling the whole lake with little twinkling lights in the dark, like diamonds on black velvet. The ferry droned on and drowned out the voices … Continue reading Kamari’s story