Our spur of the moment decision. In October 2014 we were sitting comfortably in our friend’s home on Vancouver Island when Derek suddenly got a spark of inspiration and announced, “since we have 5 spare days before we have to leave Canada why don’t we visit the ice-fields, the Canadian Rockies?” Two things flashed simultaneously … Continue reading Visiting Alberta Rockies (part of the Canadian Rockies)
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
We stayed two nights in Botswana. By this time we had spent almost 40 days on tour of Southern Africa. It was mostly because of me that we came home; Derek wanted to continue traveling to Tanzania but I was worried about my children that were at home and my ailing mother. My responsibilities were … Continue reading Back home to South Africa via Botswana and Namibia.
Next leg of our journey will be Malawi but before we continue, here are some of the photos of the highlights of our trip through Southern Zambia. The big tree where we slept in the garden of Prince Sibeso, Mwani.Zambezi River.Camping at Cubu Cabins.Victoria FallsVictoria Falls. Moorings Camping site, Monze, Zambia. Photo by Morag NoffkeTravelling … Continue reading Our highlights in Zambia
Monze to Pioneer. The worst day of my African travels was the day before the Malawian border. By the end of the day I was in bed telling Derek that if it was possible to fold me up and put me in an envelope I would ask to be posted back home and he could … Continue reading Traveling Sucks! Is what I said.
We passed many trucks, bicycles, pedestrians and a train on this leg of the journey. We had to charge our car battery as it was flat, before we could leave, this particular morning. We were using a fridge that was connected to the car battery. Luckily we had what we needed to charge it. We … Continue reading From Livingstone to Monze
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.
Popa Falls, by Morag NoffkeZebra at Etosha Nature Reserve, photo by Morag Noffke.Etosha Nature Reserve, by Morag Noffke. Quiver tree forest, photo by Morag Noffke.Giants Playground, by Morag Noffke The highlights of our African Toad Trip in Namibia. This post gives you all the links to the places we visited in Namibia, just in-cased you … Continue reading An African Road Trip: Namibia 2013
We found our first real camp site there, out in nature! Quiver tree forest rest camp.