Day 1 pics

So, software downloaded and used (thanks CJW), photos polished up and uploaded.

You can see them here, but don’t forget that there are LOADS more to come!
This is just day 1! You lucky folks!

We’re just seven weeks away from midwinter here, and thus, the light (even in Africa) was rather washed out for a lot of the time.
Additionally, it’s not always possible to get the best angle for photography, despite the best efforts of Philip, our ranger. These are wild animals and if they want to stand between you and the sun, well, then they will. Moving around them or closer to them might, on some occasions, spook them and scare them away. And I’d rather have imperfect photos of them than none at all.

So, bear that in mind before you go in all guns blazing on my iffy ‘togging skills. Or I’ll set my rhino on you.
The big one.

wot no pics

Many of my beagle-eyed readers will have noticed that there has been a dearth of photo uploadage from our recent Eastern Cape trip. It’s not that there aren’t photos: in fact, there are heaps of them. But I’ve been planning to invest in download a decent photo editing program for some time now, and I figured that with some great images of lovely animals, this might be the time to do it.

But last night, there was sleeping to be done. The 5:45 wake up call each morning while we were away was well worth it, but wasn’t conducive to fulfilling the mythical 8 hours per night. Mind you, to be fair, neither was watching the Madrid derby in the Champions League.

I’ll switch on my interwebs this evening, find a suitable program and play with some photos.
I know you’re waiting.

Homeward

In which I find myself on a teeny-tiny plane heading back to Cape Town. This is no A380.
It’s actually an Express Jet CRJ200.

And that’s twice as good as a CRJ100. So it’s not all bad news.

Tomorrow’s post will bring photos. As will the following thirty-seven posts, because I took loads and loads.

Right. Now let’s see if this thing can actually fly…

At an Airport

The Airport Lounge Scene

[Boldly and theatrically] “Ah. The wonder of travel! The thrill of flying! Destination: UNKNOWN!”

“We’re going to Port Elizabeth.”

“What?”

“Port Elizabeth. We’re flying to PE.”

“Oh. Right… Thanks.”

 

Yep. I have mastered the basic vowel sounds in order to communicate with the locals, and I Googled “donkey driving skills” for the cart we have hired.

We’ll be fine.

Right?

Away again (IG: 6000coza)

I’m lucky enough to be heading out of town again this weekend. That’s nice for me, but not so great for you guys, as I’m going to have to rely on pre-written nonsense on here instead of the usual fresh nonsense that you’ve come to know and love.

I’d imagine that you’ll want to share in my travels (because I’m going somewhere particularly cool), so I’ll be sticking some photos up on Flickr when I get back.

However, in the meantime, your best bet (assuming I can find a wifi where I’m going) is probably to follow me on Instagram, here:

https://www.instagram.com/6000coza/

So you can see what I see.

Back soon!