We had probably the busiest year we will ever have in 2018.Late February we spent a weekend in Auckland
to celebrate the engagement of
our eldest son to his bride to be.
In June we were blessed with falling snow while
visiting the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier.
Most of us had not seen falling snow ever,
so a real delight.
A week or so later while cruising the Inside Passage
during our stop at Juneau we flew
onto the Mendenhall Glacier to visit the huskies
and have a rife in a sled.
We hardly seemed to be home
to be made for our road trip in New Zealand
prior to our son’s wedding.
A Māori Hāngī at the
Whakarewarewa Māori Village in Rotorua…
…and a visit to the Hobbit Movie Set at Matamata,
…were preludes to the big day.
The next morning back at
Auckland International Airport
for our flight home.
Apologies for the delay with my post,
I was also procrastinating about how to approach this challenge
and eventually decided to post some images
from our two safaris in Africa, as I have
posted some of the BW shots on Gurushots
during the week for some fun.
a bit like my Grade 2 teacher used to look.
Like her they look stern but are fun to have around.
The African Starling…a far prettier bird than our variety.
Thirsty elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Also still at a Delta camp this
Lilac Breasted Roller posed for us.
Back in South Africa two 6-8 week old lion cubs came
to within twenty-feet of our vehicle.
It was the quietest, but noisiest (cameras)
twenty minutes of our trip.
…no doubt relieved that her tail was no longer
the centre of their attention.
At the moment we are in the final stages
of organising another safari for 2020.