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Rob Caskie


Story Teller  • Keynote Speaker  • Cultural Guide

Sardine Fever on the South Coast

June has been a veritable smorgasbord for sports lovers. After the Comrades Marathon, where South African athletes excelled – the ladies winner attended Howick High School, international events once again became centre stage. Thrilling tennis in Halle and...

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A goal without a plan is just a wish

One reason I love Life in the Midlands, is enjoying four distinct seasons. Somewhat confusing however is the notion of mid-Winter Solstice on 21 June, yet the coldest weather generally comes thereafter? The first frosts have arrived and the country hereabouts assumes...

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Are you watching?

In my last blog, I wrote about Harry Wolhuter killing a lion with his sheath knife in the early days of the Kruger Park, attacked whilst executing patrol duties. In the last few weeks a caged lion attacked his keeper, and a giraffe killed a photographer. Timely...

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The intrigue of Intuition

I consider myself as a master storyteller, expanding my repertoire and offerings considerably over the past few years. Epics of human struggle and triumphs of the human spirit resonate very strongly for me, believing powerful lessons can be learnt from the experiences...

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What does a legacy mean?

The past 10 days have been incredibly busy, and filled with mixed emotions. We spent 5 days in Cape Town, seeing family and I had two talks at Quentin’s at Oakhurst in Hout Bay. Visiting the Mother City at present reminds one unequivocally of the importance of...

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139th Anniversary of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift

Today marks the 139th anniversary of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, both iconic for completely different reasons. It seems a shame that this anniversary finds Rorke’s Drift completely closed down on account of violent protests and road closures. Locals are...

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Across the Drake Passage and sailing the Beagle Channel

Andrew Denton wrote “If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart, Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on Earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it!”...

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Returning across the Drake Passage

“And now to conclude. Is it worth doing? Ask any member of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and you will receive the reply – Yes, I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Would you go again? Rather, such is the call of the...

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Exploring King George and Penguin Islands

Early this morning we anchored at King George Island in the South Shetlands. The island is roughly 43 miles long and 16 miles wide at its broadest. Named by a British Expedition under Edward Bransfield in 1820 for King George of England. Less than 10% of the island is...

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Charlotte Bay and Hydruga Rocks – Mikkelson Harbour

Le Lyrial sailed the Lemaire Channel late last evening, in perfect conditions, and sunset the jewel marking day’s end after midnight. In awesome wonder guests lined the decks and public areas incredulous at the scenery sliding by. High mountains and glaciers...

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Cruising Cuverville Neko Harbour Errera and Lemaire Channels

“Tongue and pen fail in attempting to describe the magic..” so wrote Ernest Shackleton. Indeed our activities today, in glorious weather, have presented scenes beyond description. These are the sort of days operators in Antarctica dream of, the sort of...

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Halfmoon and Deception Islands

“We will open the book, its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. This book is called Opportunity, and its opening chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith Pierce. Some of our guests partied the night away, retiring between 3 and 5...

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