Throwback Thursday: 19 November 2020

Good day everyone,

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks. We drove up to a viewpoint they called “Die dak van Namakwaland” translated to “The roof of Namaqualand.”
The views and flowers were stunning.

Buttons, Kleinganskos
Cape Weed
Cape Weed, Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy and Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Cleretum
Cleretum
Cleretum
Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Drosanthemum latipetalum, Karoodouvygie
Drosanthemum latipetalum, Karoodouvygie
Parachute Daisy, Glansoog Bergmagriet
Greater Salad Thistle, Perdebos
Greater Salad Thistle, Perdebos
Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy
Cape Weed, Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy and Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
To be identified
Sunflax, White Sporrie
Die Dak van Namakwaland
Stacked Rocks
Views from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Mom and Dad doing there own exploring

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“It’s the little memories that will last a lifetime.”  ~Unknown

Throwback Thursday: 12 November 2020

Good day everybody,

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks.

Namaqua National Park was covered in an orange cloak as far as the eye can see. I have never seen so many orange flowers together. It was spectacular.

Fields of Orange flowers

Dad loves anthills and, here in the Namaqua National Park there, was no shortage of all shapes and sizes anthills. I think the ants are very lucky to have such a beautiful flower carpet around their home.

Anthill surrounded by flowers.
Anthill surrounded by flowers.
Anthill with a view of the mountains

The roads inside the park was much better. Not that many potholes and bad patches.

Much better roads in the park.
Cotula barbata, KleinGanskos
Views along the way
Gazania rigida, Rooigousblom
Spider nests in trees

We stopped a lot and got out of the car to capture the flowers up close. I was in awe. I could not believe the variety of flowers on a small patch of ground.

Just look at the different flowers in a small area.
Just look at the different flowers in a small area.
Beautiful Orange flowers. Still trying to identify it.
Cape Weed
Views of the park from a viewpoint
Views of the park from a viewpoint
Views of the park from a viewpoint
Views of the park from a viewpoint
The most beautiful flower in the whole park. Miss you Mom.

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.”  ~Catherine Pulsifer

Throwback Thursday: 5 November 2020

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks. We left Kamieskroon and are on our way to Namaqua National Park.

The road was in bad shape and, I think my car’s body was begging for us to get off it. Dad joked about it, but when we stopped, he was the first one to walk around the car to make sure that everything is still in place and that the tires are not damaged.

The landscapes and flowers on route to the Namaqua National Park were spectacular.

Orange as far as the eye can see….

Pelargonium lobatum, Malva, Kaneelbol
Pelargonium lobatum, Malva, Kaneelbol
Ursinia cakilefolia, Glansoogbergmagriet
Ursinia cakilefolia, Glansoogbergmagriet
Gazania rigida, Rooigousblom
Laperousia Silenoids, Meidestert
Dad capturing the beautiful flowers
Conicosia elongata, Karoovetkousie
Eriocephalus africanus, Wild rosemary, Kapokbossie
Moraea bifida, Goldblatt, Pienktulp
Windmill
Windmill

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 29 October 2020

Good morning,

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks. We are revisiting Kamieskroon, a small town lying in the foothills of the Kamiesberge. It is more or less in the center of the Namaqualand and roughly 70 km from Springbok. 20 km from Kamieskroon lies the beautiful Namaqua National Park.

Welcome to Kamieskroon

Kamieskroon was founded in 1924 when the Dutch Reformed Church bought the land to relocate from Bowesdorp. Due to a shortage of water and not enough land for the town to grow. Kamieskroon lies at the foot of the “Kroon” (Crown), a small koppie that resembles the crown of a king and is near Sneeukop, the second highest peak in Namaqualand. Also located close to Kamieskroon is Boesmankop, a mountain that resembles a Boesman (Bushman or San) lying on his back. Between 1969 and 2003, it was a military base housing two Armored Squadrons equipped with Ratel-90 and four Companies of SA 9th Light Infantry Regiment.

I love capturing beautiful churches in our country. They don’t build them with character anymore.

Dutch Reformed Church
Churchbell

We visited the Kliphuis kombuis, a restaurant/ farmstall, for something to eat and drink before we head to Namaqua National park. Everywhere you looked, there were some upcycled things to see. I loved those gigantic dolls.

Kliphuis Kombuis from the Dutch Reformed Church
Kliphuis Kombuis Entrance
Pink Bicycle as decor
Don’t let yesterday use up today…
Kliphuis Kombuis
Entrance of Kliphuis kombuis
Jimmy
Dutch Reformed Church from the gate of Kliphuis Kombuis Restaurant
Mr Scarecrow
Kamieskroon
His and hers outside bathrooms

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

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

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

Throwback Thursday: 1 October 2020

Good morning everyone.

Today we are traveling back in time to 8 September 2018 when I visited the Two Oceans Aquarium.

I had to cover a birthday party that morning, and it included a visit to the Aquarium. My boyfriend, at that time, volunteered to be my assistant for the morning. After the party, we did some exploring and took a walk through the Aquarium

Seals lying in the sun.
This is the life….

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

Throwback Thursday: 24 September

Greater Flamingos in the Langebaan Lagoon

Today we are going back in time to 22 August 2015 when I visited the West Coast National Park for the day. It was a beautiful sunshine day with clear views and blue skies.

I only started editing the photos a few weeks back. I have a new system when saving my photos. I name my photos with the flower name or animal name but realized that I forgot all that I have learned over the years. It’s like my brain is a blank.

Common Greenshank

In the past, my friend Jackie and I went to the West Coast National Park a lot. She is into birding, and I got to learn to love it too. I could also name a few birds then, but now I have to rely on my books and my Merlin App.

I have a few birding books on my wishlist and want to add them to my collection. I am also trying to brush up on my bird names and how to identify them.

Black Harrier

Have a blessed Thursday.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney