The reality of crocodiles. I was afraid of the crocodiles, well who wouldn’t be? We had been warned that the crocodiles are active during the day; this is when they will prey upon you. We were not to go too close to the water’s edge as they lie very still, camouflaged, waiting for their prey. … Continue reading Camping with Crocodiles
Victoria Falls, by Morag NoffkeVictoria Falls, by Morag NoffkeVictoria Falls, by Morag Noffke I found myself racing down the incline through the rain forest. Funny how I had planned rain gear and umbrella (the same umbrella that saved the day when it was raining wasps in the rest room at Popa Falls). I had been … Continue reading Visiting Victoria Falls.
In the early hours of the morning, when it is still dark and the cock begins to crow I slowly surfaced to hear the rural sounds of Mwani, the place we were camping. I could also hear the cockerel; and the ducks quacking, geese honking; dogs barking and howling; the sounds of repetitive singing by … Continue reading Prince Sibeso at Zambezi River.
We found our first real camp site there, out in nature! Quiver tree forest rest camp.
When we first began to talk about the trip we didn’t know where we wanted to travel. We just knew we had the desire to go so we sat down and made a list of what we each wanted individually. We then took from our lists all the common interests. Originally Derek had wanted to … Continue reading An African Adventure: Cars and equipment
In January, 2013 Derek said: ‘Let’s go on an American road trip this year.’ He was hungry for new experiences in the moment since my brush with cancer. The cogs in my brain whizzed, remembering a recent story of a friend who had been ‘dragged’ through Mozambique and Zimbabwe by her husband who had been … Continue reading An African adventure began to stir in our hearts.
We left early, and because we were ignorant of how long travel takes in England we were overly optimistic about what we could achieve, so we headed for Stratford-upon-Avon which was not really on our route. The towns with their picturesque houses were a contrast the busy motorways. We finely arrived at Stratford-upon-Avon. The swans … Continue reading Day 5: 18th Aug 1997 Ignorant Travellers
I remember the precious friends we made along the way when we travelled to Malawi through Southern Africa. I loved meeting camping friends because of all the different walks of life and the stories we shared. It was such a joy to bump into the same people at different camping sites and compare notes and … Continue reading Fellow Tavellers