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“When the Going Gets Tough..”

It has been quite busy at my end; three weeks in South Africa and then we had Christmas in Antalya bringing 2015 to a very nice conclusion.  Then barely in to 2016 and I spent a week in London with … Continue reading

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Capetown, Winelands and Home

Hermanus is a lovely coastal town. Crime here seems to come mainly from two baboon troupes; according to the local paper these baboon troupes have been causing havoc in the suburbs, with older males teaching the youngers how to open … Continue reading

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The Garden Route

Yellowwood trees are tall and, unlike me, flexible, which apparently is what you want when you hang a cable and harness between them at 15m and launch a human being along it; especially if that human is Little Stewart. Other … Continue reading

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South Africa; the party divides

It is Day 6 and Squire Denby is off on a personal mission to visit Rorke’s Drift, the site of the eponymous battle in defence of the mission station there during the Anglo Zulu war. The heroic encounter was the … Continue reading

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South Africa – Mpumalanga

Today we head back toward Jo’burg. Our overnight destination is Amafu Forest Lodge, which is owned by Dorb’s relatives and is set in magnificent gardens. En route however we are to visit a cultural village and see an African show, … Continue reading

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South Africa; the lion sleeps

Hello Summit Lodge and goodbye Summit Lodge. A good breakfast and it is in to the Magic Bus and off to world famous Kruger Park for 2 days safari. But first, hats man! Hats! We stop the bus at a … Continue reading

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South Africa

The hour has finally arrived and K and I are off, with a group of friends, for a much anticipated 3 week trip to South Africa. The tour is led by Kalkan power couple Laura and Ken Rice. South Africans … Continue reading

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The Oldest Swimmer in Town

I love irony. And although I meet many people who have had the irony by-pass operation, even they would get this one; on one of our practice swims for our charity event to raise money for search and rescue group … Continue reading

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Mouse Island Swim 2016 – Donate Page

Thanks to my technically gifted stepdaughter, I have managed to add a donate button to my blog which links to my PayPal account. If you want to sponsor me or any of the swimmers this year in our swim to … Continue reading

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AKUT above the Rest

Where does the time go? Already people in the village are saying that it is Autumn here. Mind you that is Autumn in 34 degrees Centigrade, so not quite ‘Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness’. However, sunsets are deepening, colours … Continue reading

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