14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 9 – Dundee

Good day friends,

It’s been a while since I shared a post on our Grand Tour of Scotland. I think today is the day.

We continue our visit in Dundee. We headed up to Dundee Law. The views was breathtaking.

The Dundee Law is a hill in the center of Dundee. It is what remains of a volcanic sill and, it is the highest point in the center of Dundee. With a large war memorial at its summit, it is the most prominent feature on the local skyline.

Dundee Law comes from the Gaelic word for the mound. Lava was forced through fissures in old red sandstone from a volcanic area miles to the west. Actions by subsequent rain, wind, and ice movements eroded the sandstone. The glaciers of the ice ages deposited more debris around the base creating a crag and tail. The shallow gradient of the slopes on the north and eastern sides of it suggest a northeasterly movement of ice flows. The hill’s summit is over 500 feet above sea level.

Views of Dundee from Dundee Law
Views of Dundee from Dundee Law


On 16 May 1925, a war memorial for the fallen in both World War 1 and 2 was unveiled on Dundee Law.

War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
Views of Harbor from Dundee Law
Views of Harbor from Dundee Law
Views of Dundee from Dundee Law
Views of V&A Museum from Dundee Law
Views of V&A Museum from Dundee Law
Views of Tay Bridge from Dundee Law
Views of Tay Bridge from Dundee Law
Views of Dundee from Dundee Law
Views of Tay river from Dundee Law
Views of Tay Rail Bridge from Dundee Law
Views of Tay Rail Bridge from Dundee Law
Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail
Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail
Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail

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: 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

1 September 2020: It’s Springtime in South Africa

We had much more rain than the previous 3 years. The flowers are stunning this year. My fiance and I visited the West Coast National park on 22 August 2020 and I was very happy to see that this year the fields are much more colorful. In 2018 my dad and I went and it was mainly Yellow flowers…. This year there is all the colors of the rainbow…

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Flower of the day: 19 August 2020

Osteospermum clandestinum /Trekkertjie
Osteospermum clandestinum /Trekkertjie
Osteospermum clandestinum /Trekkertjie

My Flower of the day is called Trekkertjie. It’s botanical name is Osteospermum clandestinum.

On 1 August 2020 I photographed this beauty for the first time since I started my photography career. 2020 Surely is a year for firsts for me.

Thank you for all your support.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time

Coreen

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Anne Frank

Wordless Wednesday: 12 August 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 1 July 2020

Flower of the day Challenge: 23 June 2020

From a very young age I was exposed to Hydrangeas. My grandmother had the most beautiful Blue/Purple ones in her garden. Her pink ones was huge. I can remember a photo on my grandmothers nightstand with me next to it. I looked like a fairy under the big bloom. I wish I could get hold of it. I was about 18 months when it was taken.

While visiting Scotland I fell in love with these beauties all over again and when I got back from our tour I bought myself a plant at the nursery. It lost all it’s leaves though…. I just hope it stays alive during this cold winter. Yesterday I saw new leaves coming out. So I am trying to keep positive.

Thank you Cee for giving me the opportunity to post my Hydrangea photo’s again.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Wordless Wednesday: 17 June 2020

Zebra’s Standing in long grass

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Good day everyone,

Hope you are all still safe and healthy.

I was busy reading some blogs here on WordPress and came across Nancy Merrill Photography’s A Photo a Week Challenge. So I asked myself, why not join in the fun?

So here is my entry for this weeks challenge.

Pilanesberg, South Africa
Pilanesberg, South Africa
Table View, South Africa
Dalgety Bay, Scotland
Ross Fountain, Edinburgh, Scotland
Water of Leith Walkway, Edinburgh, Scotland

Thank you for taking a peek at my work. Hope to see you soon again.

Till next time. Stay safe….

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

Exploring South Africa: Richmond

How do I start this post. Editing these photo’s was very emotional and it took me 4 years to get the guts to do it.

These photo’s were all taken one week after my mother passed away while on holiday….

My parents went to visit my mothers friend and sister while I went to support my sons in their different sports. Armand had his National Air Rifle Competition in Hartebeespoort and Lian my youngest had his first Badminton Tournament in Rustenburg. 

Well on our way to Gauteng my mom said that she would like to go to Richmond because every time we just stop at the garage for coffee and a bathroom break and then we are on our way again.  I told her that we can go there on our way back home….

But due to a aneurysm she passed away on  10 October 2015.  My dad and I stayed in Gauteng to arrange for her cremation and to finalize everything before we head home. I am not going to lie losing my mom broke me but I had to be strong for my dad.

As we approached Richmond I told my dad that in honor of my mom I would like to go there as promised. She would have loved it.  I took some photo’s and we were on our way again.

Thank you for visiting Richmond with us.

 

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney