Now that I close one chapter (living in South Africa) and open the next (living in Scotland) I decided to update my About Page to being a bit more personal and up to date with who I am. I will also be taking some older posts down as they are part of unfinished series that no longer reflects who I am...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_NeiRdJsk4 Here are some photos of my transition from living at Rondervlei Nature Reserve in South Africa while recuperating to living in Lilliesleaf, Scotland, my new home for now. Background information. Originally Derek and I were set to both moved to Scotland on the 8th of August but due to an ankle injury I had … Continue reading A Belated Update: I am officially living in Scotland since 8th September.
We met a bear at Jasper while walking, 2014. Jasper, Canada, photo by Derek Noffke, 2014 Derek at Athabasca trying not to be cold, 2014. Lake Louise, Canada 2014 by Morag Noffke. I have been reflecting on different areas of my life. Many of you will know that we have traveled a little bit through … Continue reading Some thoughts about Travel and Life.
A short post. Originally Derek planned the flight to Edinburgh with a long layover at Schiphol airport so that we could explore Amsterdam. So he spent a lovely day there on his own, first meeting up with his nephew, and then he went for a boat trip on the canals. The boat is called a … Continue reading Visiting Amsterdam
https://churchwritinggroup.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/thistle-in-a-field.jpg Thistles in a Field, by Fidelia Bridges Here is another short story for the group of writing friends I belong to, inspired by this painting as a writing prompt. Scottish Thistles and a New Adventure. The Scottish thistle is the symbol of my adventuring journeys as that is where my father came from. My … Continue reading Scottish Thistles and a New Adventure.
Arriving in Jasper signaled the end of our exploration but it was not quite the end of all excitement. We had not booked accommodation and had little idea of where we wanted to stay. Luckily we had Google to help us and we drove around and finally found Bear Hill Lodge, where we stayed for … Continue reading Visiting Alberta Rockies (part 3): Jasper and the wild life.
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)
We gave Derek's father a lift into the country where he met up with his sister. While we traveled I experienced the landscape as a poem: As we traveled in the countryside I began to see the autumnal earth and her layers of her farmlands as many different fabrics, a layered patchwork skirt some ploughed … Continue reading A Day in the Autumnal Country side, South Africa.
Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014 Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014 One of the first places we visited was Sidney which is located at the southern most tip of Vancouver Island on the Saanich Peninsula. I am aware that one can do a … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Sidney on Saanich Peninsula (2014)
We had never traveled in Canada before and as we usually travel with local transport to keep our expenses down it was a bit more challenging finding our way around at first. At least all the signboards were in a familiar language. We managed to find the bus station and the correct bus in a … Continue reading Traveling to Vancouver Island (Oct 2014)