A highlight of our first African Safari was this.
Tembo was then a six ton,
thirty year old elephant.
When he was younger he became ill-tempered
just after his mother was killed, or died,
and he had killed six hippopotamus.
With this knowledge it did take some courage
to step in under his trunk and tusks.
Although I do not have a photo to prove the fact,
I did see the Northern Lights in August 1976.
Not a very colourful display but my Canadians friends
assured me it was the northern lights.
In May the same year I visited Stonehenge also.
In 2016 I was able to add…
…the Colosseum to that list.
Just imagine also the feet which have walk across here.
In 2014 we were…
…fortunate enough to visit…
…the Victoria Falls.
out on the…
the colours often seen in movies/documentaries.
We were also told that a recent cyclone
had wrecked this section of the reef.
The comment left me wondering why we did not go
to another, more attractive part.
After revisiting these photos I think my thoughts were a bit harsh.
All of these places of sites can be found on
an ‘Ancient’, ‘Natural’ or ‘New’ Wonders of the World search.
Shadows from Geelong and Botswana.
A few years ago I stopped to take photos of this church
not realising it was covered by
the shadow from a nearby tree.
Unfortunately the tree is no longer.
I think the church survives.
Over in Botswana’s Okavango Delta
both elephants and trees…
…cast long shadows…
…in the late afternoon sun.
Never did like this kind of fence.
Quick and relatively east to erect.
Difficult to maintain.
Same applies to this wire netting fence.
‘Although I would love to have watched how
the tree trunk post in the ground.
Definitely hard work.
A few weeks ago…
I posted this image and told how a work colleague said
she would not visit Africa because of scenes like this.
I never did show her this image of
an early morning passerby
taken by the light from our tent
and only a 42 inch high fence between us.
One of our best buys
this drawing of a pair of 6 week old lion cubs
we sighted the last evening we spent in Africa.
We had seen the work of
Warren Dale Carey while in South Africa.
Upon arriving home we contacted him,
sent a photo and this is the result.
The following year an image similar to this
was also turned into a work of art,
both of which now adorn our living room wall.
We felt these were better souvenirs than
many of the regular souvenirs
available at markets and airports.