…could have been welcoming us to…
…South Africa and…
…Sausage Tree Safari Camp.
They were, in fact, bidding us farewell.
And so vigorous was their dancing that..
…one of the male dancers found
a weak spot in the decking. 🙂
Mother and child in South Africa’s
Kruger National Park.
The Grieving Mother…
unveiled about two years ago in Ballarat,
which is about a hour inland from Geelong.
The purple tint is due to incorrect camera settings
which I did not detect until too late.
Geelong Botanic Gardens,
the quality or fact of being very determined; determination.
Maggie chasing this backyard interloper
However, both were happy to see the fence.
One so it could escape.
The other so she did not have to chase,
and potentially catch, her victim.
I’m sure Maggie would not have known
what to do next had she caught the dog.
…38 parallel south of the Equator…
…it could be argued that our excursion…
…to Wiseman, Alaska, was nearly
at the North Pole.
After all we were 63 miles
or (101.389 Kilometers)
INSIDE the Arctic Circle.
Wiseman is 67.4100° North,
according to Google.
…our Bed and Breakfast at Matta Matta,
Just a few minutes drive from
The Hobbiton Movie Set.
Bucklands B and B from memory.
in Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace Gardens.
We could have spent all day
wandering through these gardens.
However, we had to be thankful for a few hours.
A view of features of some of
the National Parks visited
during the past few years.
Denali National Park, Alaska.
After spending eight hours in a cramped bus
we finally managed some clear captures
on our way to Fairbanks the next day
of a clear, though distant, Mt Denali.
Our first sighting of a lion pride in
Kruger National Park,
Our first and only leopard sighting in
Kruger National Park,
Our first evening and sunset in
Chobe National Park, Botswana.
This sun was setting on Namibia,
just across the Chobe River.
We never can see another country
while standing in Australia.
Even the northern tip of Cape York is 150km
from New Guinea’s southern coast and there is
no place on Cape York high enough
to see New Guinea.
Much closer to home is the
Port Campbell National Park.
The home of the Twelve Apostles
and many other places well worth visiting.
…there would have been a fair degree of
pomposity and pretentiousness
Schonbrunn and Versailles Palaces.
A squashed friend