Adventure in the Water

I am packing for our next Motorbike trip, starting tomorrow morning. Will blog from my new Samsung Tab4 if I get the chance and some wifi…

Meanwhile, two weeks ago we saw some amazing fun in the sea just of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa…


This is one of my favorite photos… I don’t know how to watermark yet….

Action- Weekly Photo Challenge

I saw this Challenge at Nowathome’s blog, and it reminded me of a huge holiday we had in December 2006. This photos was taken at the rocks in front of the Blue Peter Hotel in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Point of No Return was reached…

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First my eldest, my daughter jumped into the rock pool.

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Do you have any idea how cold the Atlantic is here at Bloubergstrand, coming up from the South Pole…?


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My Eldest son… Going


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nearly gone, gone has disappeared somehow…

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My second son


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My Friend’s son

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So how could my youngest also not try?

This was one of the best days of my entire life! And my kids’ lives too!

Share your world Challenge

What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?

Where do you like to vacation?

Which place do you recommend as a Must-See? Please state which country, state or providence.

If money was not an issue, would you go on a cruise?  If so where would you go?


1. Least favorite mode of transportation– I am an easy traveller- anything that takes me to new places is part of the journey. But the one exception would be the Army lorries that took new recruits to basic training . Troop transport was not that good an experience in my life… especially when some violence is directed at you in the process, and some verbal abuse is flying around… What does it have to do with travel? Join the Army, see the world, meet new people… and kill them…. not my style…

2. Where do I like to vacation? Usually somewhere I have not been before… except Cape Town, South Africa, I am in love with Cape Town- Table Mountain, the beaches like Clifton, Bloubergstrand. The vineyards around Stellenbosch and Paarl. The awesome biking routes like Chapman’s Peak, the road to Rooi-Els, Frasnschhoekpas…  I definitely would put Cape Town as one of the top holiday destinations in my life… and I do have a LOT of wonderful friends living there. I just don’t get their rugby team…


3- Must See- see 2! Must See- the Muratie Cellars outside Stellenbosch.


4. A Cruise? YES please! The Cruise going from Washington State along to the Canadian Pacific coastline up to Alaska.  I have never been to that part of the world, and it sounds so beautiful.

South African Landscapes- Sunday Stills

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Landscapes

Posted on October 6, 2013 by 

For this week its all about wide open vistas, mountains, meadows, canyons, seascapes.ect… baiscally its a chance to showcase the land in which we live….


My favourite landscape in South Africa is this one, taken from the bench on the road between Melkbosstrand and Bloubergstrand:


But that is 1000 miles away from me (1650 km precisely). So one of my favourite parts in our region to go on a ride- the road between Potgietersrust (Mokopane) past Hanglip to Marken:


Around our town this would be a typical landscape- quite dry, and thousands of different types of trees, birds and all the animals you saw in Disney’s Lion King…


Sunset over Robben Island… South Africa

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Sunset behind Robben Eiland, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated… Taken from the Blue Peter Hotel’s lawn at Bloubergstrand, THE place to watch the sunset in Cape Town, South Africa!

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour. In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. Photographers venture out on sunrise hikes or sunset treks to capture a magical shot, due to the quality of the light during that time of day.


Safety in the storm

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

by Cheri Lucas Rowlands on June 21, 2013


Maybe this is not exactly in line with the challenge. But it shows something of the world through my eyes…


It was really bad weather- a day of big storms in the old Cape of Good Hope… But as the storm was raging, my wife and I sat at “Ons Huisie”, a lovely old Cape Dutch style restaurant at Bloubergstrand. This image was how I felt that day too, inside here it is warm and cosy, but out there rages the storm.  On a beautiful day you would see the Atlantic ocean in all it’s splendour outside this window…

Let’s Visit… Cape Town, South Africa

Now I am taking you to my favourite city in all the world!  Let me tell you why with 10 reasons- I could give a 100 easily… :

1. There is Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site:

You know I am a Biker by this photo- your Bike is the focal point on a photo of a World Heritage Site… 🙂

Maybe I should post the Cable car… ehh no, my 2nd Bike is much prettier…

2. There are beautiful beaches like Clifton and Camps Bay:

3. There is the Scenic route around Chapman’s Peak…  

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5. There is the fantastic “Ons Huisie” Restaurant at Bloubergstrand


6.  Also at Bloubergstrand the place I had my honeymoon so many moons ago: The Blue Peter hotel the best place to be for sunset drinks in Cape Town


7. And, yes, at the Blue Peter, have a Mitchell’s Brewery Bosun’s Bitter Draft…

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8. The Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town is really touristy… one good reason to visit, also for Mitchell’s Bosun Bitter is the Ferryman’s Tavern


9. Cape Town have some of the most beautiful girls in the world! Like: Roxy Louw:

Kerry McGregor:


Just go visit the Coffee shops beachside at Camps Bay, and you will probably see quite a few international supermodels and actresses . This is also the place to see Top Gear type Sportscars…

10. And finally, the reason I go to Cape Town each year: There is the Argus Cycle Tour each March around Table Mountain- me nd 36 000 other mad people. I have done 19 off them, each one since 1995… cape-argus-cycle-tour