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July surprises

July surprises

With much of South Africa still gripped by crippling drought, a friend sent me photos of large trout at Graaf Reinet desperately swimming up irrigation canals, their reservoirs dry. Our trip to Thanda Game Reserve confirming their trucking in ALL water, for lodges,...
Post cruise March madness

Post cruise March madness

Cry, the beloved country as our land lurches from one political crisis to the next. Guests on tour recently spoke of a possible “tax revolt”, yet SARS are bemoaning being R30 billion short in tax revenues – perhaps the revolt has already begun? One...
The Drake Lake

The Drake Lake

Mariners over the centuries have dreamed of conditions like these in the infamous Drake Passage. Our journey south from the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, and now south-eastwards towards the Antarctic Peninsula has been on very calm seas indeed. We were up early again...
Crossing the Drake 6 January 2017

Crossing the Drake 6 January 2017

As the Captain said, we have calm seas at present, thankfully. Last evening, the light was exquisite on the mountains and Glaciers surrounding Melchior Islands, before we left the Peninsula behind, and headed out into the open seas of the Drake Passage. This...
Royal Geographical Society and other wondrous places

Royal Geographical Society and other wondrous places

With student protests and the SABC dominating headlines at present, welcome rains have fallen over various parts of the country, and the recent snowfalls will assist many river systems. Personally hoping that gentle rains fall to regenerate vegetation before any heavy...