Tern up

I’m tired. I mean really tired.

So please just enjoy this image of some terns I took at Rasper Punt in the Agulhas National Park this morning and I’ll explain the rest tomorrow.

Extra marks and possible bonus points will be awarded for anyone who can identify the terns in the photo. But if you’re struggling a bit, don’t worry – so am I.

Just an image

You’ve had almost 1000 words over the last couple of days, on subjects as diverse as a local sign and a local sign. Thank goodness Thursday’s post wasn’t also about a local sign. That would show a distinct lack of imagination on my part.

Awkward.

Anyway, it’s trying my keyboard and probably your patience, too.
So here’s something shorter and less signeseque.

It’s a different view of Beau Constantia, Constantia Glen and across the Cape Flats from several (or more) metres above Constantia Nek. See it better presented here.

We had a great time at Constantia Glen last weekend, with good friends, good views and superb wine.
The rest of the weekend was fun too – here are the photos.

Still. Could be worse.

As in, this view is still. And it could be much, much worse.

Incoming from Mr A Contact. This gorgeous image of Ladybower Reservoir, just down the road from the family pile in Sheffield.

Gorgeous. A hint of frost on the fields in the (?)early morning sunlight. And that mirror in the middle is the water supply for Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham. It’s not quite “Antarctic Ice Shelf” pure, but it honestly can’t be far off.

Ja. Cape Town may be beautiful, but my home turf certainly has its moments too.

Thank you, Mr A Contact

Beam me up

It’s been a while since I’ve done a quota photo, but work is really busy* and this evening is full, so here’s one I made earlier.

Crepuscular rays near Cape Agulhas last month. Reminding me of something out of Star Trek – hence the title.

Bigger on black here.

 

* diplomatic terminology.

Quota fjord

On an unexpectedly wet day in Cape Town, when I’d rather be doing most anything rather than writing up reports on experiments, it seems like a good time to relive the fjords twixt Flåm and Bergen. Amazing to think that this was only two months ago.

As I was remarking just yesterday: I’ve been lucky enough to have done Norway, the UK and Mauritius in the last few weeks, but suddenly find myself without any future travel plans. That would never have been a problem before, but suddenly, I feel the need to get out of here.

That may be down to the rain and the experiment reports though.

Photo bigger on black here.
Norway album collection here.