Throwback Thursday: 22 October 2020

Good morning everyone,

Today we are traveling back in time to 9 September 2013. The beginning of our Tour de Sanparks. I think our tour name is very suitable. We visited a few Sanparks as well as other Nature Reserves on our circle route road trip.
I took these photos on the route from Citrusdal to Kamieskroon. We stopped for breakfast at the Klawer one stop.

Just outside Citrusdal
Just outside Citrusdal
Breakfast at the Wimpy
Engen One Stop Klawer
Dad figuring out his new camera
Beautiful
Dad capturing nature and anything else. (That’s were I got my love for photography.)
My beautiful Mother. So grateful for all the good travels we shared.
Mom looking at the beautiful gardens.
Roadsigns
He just loved being photographed this One stop cat.
Ratelgat
Ratelgat. I saw a program on the television about a month ago.
Ratelgat
What lies beyond?
Somewhere on the N7.
Somewhere on the N7
Our first Stop and Go for the day.
Views at the Stop and Go
Beauty is all around us. You must just get out of the car and go and find it.
Second Stop and Go
Beautiful Landscapes
Beautiful Landscapes

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~Saint Augustine

Throwback Thursday: 15 October 2020

Today we are not going back in time that far, only to January 2020 when we visited Stonehill River Lodge near Swellendam. I am dedicating a whole blog to Stonehill River Lodge as soon as I am finish editing. Just a teaser of what is to come.

We had the corner unit.
Dad and Lian relaxing in the Livingroom. Lian said he wanted to sleep on the pullout couch.
Dad’s Bedroom
Dad’s Bathroom
Dad’s bed
My bedroom
Beautiful artwork in my bedroom
More than enough storage
My bed…
View from my Balcony
View from my Balcony
View from my Balcony
View from my Balcony
View from my Balcony
View from my Balcony
View from my Balcony
View from patio
View from patio
Beautiful trees and flowers
Birdlife Galore
Winding roads…
Walking with Wildlife
Walking with Wildlife
Beautiful Sunsets
Burchell’s Zebras…

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“Travel… The best way to be lost and found at the same time.”

~Brenna Smith

Monochrome Monday: 12 October 2020

Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

In August 2019 we visited Orkney Island and captured this photo at Brough of Birsay.

Thank you for stopping by to look at my work. I am grateful for everyone’s support.

Till next time. Stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 7 – Dundee

Good day,

Today I am sharing some of the photo’s taken while exploring Dundee. We visited a few places of interest in Dundee and, I will break it up in different posts.

Alexandra Fountain
Alexandra Fountain
Seaplane Mercury Commemoration

The Tay Road Bridge is one of the longest road bridges in Europe. It was opened in 1966 when it replaced the old Tay Ferry. The 2,250m bridge carries the A92 road across the Firth of Tay from Newport-on-Tay in FIFE to Dundee in Scotland.

Tay Road Bridge
Tay Road Bridge
Tay Rail Bridge
View from Seaplane Mercury Commemoration

The V&A design museum in Dundee was built in the form of a ship and was design by Kengo Kuma. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London.

V&A Design Museum
RRS Compass
RRS Discovery Compass

The Royal Research Ship (RRS), Discovery is moored at Discovery Point in Dundee. It was built in the city in 1900, RRS Discovery was the ship, which carried Captain Scott on his first expedition across the Antarctic. For more information on the RRS Discovery please visit their Website.

The RRS Discovery
RRS Discovery
RRS Discovery
Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail Statue
OOR Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail Statue

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 8 October 2020

Good day,

Today we are going back to 27 June 2017. My fiancé and I went on our first roadtrip to Gauteng. We spend 2 nights in Port Elizabeth.

Here is some of the photos taken on our outing to Bayworld.

Bayworld
Beach
Beach
Pigeon
Play Park
Seal
African Penguin
Cape Gannet
Arican Penguins
Devil Fish
Devil Fish
Bayworld Aquarium
Crocodile
Green Snake
Python
Old Buildings
Interesting Street Decor
Interesting Street Decor

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

White Pekin Ducks at Sonstraaldam: Part 1

White Pekin Duck
White Pekin Ducks
White Pekin Ducks
White Pekin Ducks
White Pekin Ducks
White Pekin Duck
White Pekin Duck

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Till next time, stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Monochrome Monday: 28 September 2020

Good day everyone,

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready for the week.

I had trouble sleeping again last night. I think it was the excitement of all the movement on my website statistics. For the first time in years, I had more than 200 views on my site and had a look at the weeks, statistics and saw that my hard work is paying off.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who takes the time to look at my work, like it, and leave a comment. I know I don’t always answer or approve your comments immediately, but I do get to it eventually.

Enough talk. I do not post a lot of Monochrome photos, but while lying awake, I decided why not post one on a Monday. There is such a nice ring to Monochrome Monday.

Door at St Magnus Cathedral

I took this photo while visiting St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands. You will see the colored version when I do my post on St Magnus Cathedral.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Have a lovely Monday.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 6 – Dairsie Area

Good day everyone.

Todays post is not going to be too long.

We left St Andrews and headed towards Dairsie. I wanted to go see Dairsie Old Parish Church and then Dairsie Castle.

Dairsie Old Parish Church
Dairsie Old Parish Church
Dairsie Old Parish Church

After walking around at the Old Parish Church I got into the car to get the directions to Dairsie Castle. Google maps said I have arrived at my destination. The castle was next to the church.

Dairsie Castle is a restored tower house that is situated next to the River Eden. They started building the first castle on the property around 1298. The Scottish parliament was held in the castle in early 1335. The castle was rebuilt in the 16th century by the Learmonth family.

In the 17th century it was sold to John Spottiswoode (1565–1639), Archbishop of St Andrews, who built Dairsie Old Church next to the castle in 1621.

For more information on Dairsie Castle please visit their website. Today it is being rented out as a Self Catering Castle.

I asked the grounds keeper if I could take some photos of the Castle and she said it was okay I could take a quick walk around the garden.

Dairsie Castle
Dairsie Castle
Dairsie Castle
Dairsie Castle
Dairsie Castle
Dairsie Castle
Dairsie Castle

Our next stop was Pittormie Fruit Farm. What I had in mind when I planned this stop was a big farm with fruit trees with a restaurant and farmstall. I drove past twice looking for the entrance to the farm. Dad spotted the sign when we drove past. It was a small little shop with handmade goodies. We bought some strawberries and something to drink and got back on the road to our next stop.

Pittormie Fruit Farm
Pittormie Fruit Farm
Pittormie Fruit Farm
House next to Pittormie Fruit Farm

Our next stop was Thai Teak. I scheduled this as a tea break. When we arrived we walked around a bit and then headed inside for a lovely cup of tea.

Thai Teak
Thai Teak
Thai Teak
Thai Teak
Thai Teak

Thank you for joining us on our Grand Tour of Scotland.

Our next stop is the beautiful Dundee.

Till next time, stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 5 – St Andrews

Good day everyone,

It is a beautiful day here in South Africa. Hope you are all doing great and are staying positive.

Let’s continue our Grand Tour of Scotland and the last part of St Andrews. I know I did not cover all the attractions there is to see. This will be fixed in the future.

After we left St Andrews Cathedral we went to the Martyr’s Memorial and St James Church.

The Martyr’s Monument was built to commemorate the Protestant figures who was martyred in St Andrews during 1520 to 1560. It also highlights the important role the town St Andrews played in the Reformation. The views from the monument is beautiful. I can’t get over the beautiful architecture and colors of the buildings. The gardens are well maintained and beautiful.

Martyr’s Memorial
Beautiful buildings
Gardens at Martyr’s Memorial
Views from Martyr’s Memorial

Down the road from the Martyr’s Memorial I spotted the tower of the St James Catholic Church. I decided that I want to go and have a look at it. I was not disappointed. The only regret I had was all the cars in front of the Church.

Views of St James Catholic Church
St James Catholic Church
St James Catholic Church
St James Catholic Church
St James Catholic Church
Street views
St James Catholic Church
Leaving St Andrews

Thank you for joining us on this last few minutes spent in the beautiful town of St Andrews.

Our next stop is in the Dairsie area.

Have a great day and stay safe. Till next time.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 4 – St Andrews Cathedral

Good day everyone,

Hope you are all still staying safe and are healthy.

Our next stop in St Andrews was the St Andrews Cathedral.

The remains of St Andrews Cathedral shows how impressive it used to be.  It was built in 1158 and became the center of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland. It fell into disuse and ruin after the Catholic mass was outlawed during the 16th-century. 

 It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Environment Scotland. The ruins indicate that the building was approximately 119 m long, and is the largest church to have been built in Scotland.

We enjoyed our visit very much and spend about 2 hours exploring and as you can see I took a lot of photos.

Thank you for joining us on our visit to St Andrews Cathedral. Hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did.

Keep safe. Till next time.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney