Views Along The R46 #9

Views along R46, South Africa
  •  Location: Along the R46, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-08-15
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • F-Stop: f/11
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 28 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average

Views Along The R46 – Canola Field #6

Canola Fields along R46 on route to Tulbagh, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 #8

Nuwekloof Pass, R46, On route to Ceres, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Canola Field #5

Canola Fields along R46 on route to Tulbagh, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 #7

Nuwekloof Pass, R46, On route to Ceres, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 #6

Nuwekloof Pass, R46, On route to Ceres, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 #5

Lucerne Fields, R46, On route to Ceres, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Canola Field #4

Canola Fields along R46 on route to Tulbagh, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Canola Field #3

Canola Fields along R46 on route to Tulbagh, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 #4

Nuwekloof Pass, R46, On route to Ceres, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Canola Field #2

Canola Fields along R46 on route to Tulbach, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 #3

Nuwekloof Pass, R46, On route to Ceres, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 #2

Nuwekloof Pass, R46, On route to Ceres, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 #1

Lucerne Fields along R46 on route to Tulbach, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Canola Field #1

Canola Fields along R46 on route to Tulbach, South Africa (2020-08-06)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #7

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #6

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #5

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #4

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #3

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Windmill in the Lucerne field #3

Windmill in the Lucerne field, On the R46, South Africa (2021-08-15)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R46 – Windmill in the Lucerne field #2

Windmill in the Lucerne field, On the R46, South Africa (2021-08-15)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Views Along The R44 – Canola Field #2

Canola Fields along R44 between Wellington and Gouda, South Africa (2021-07-31)

 “The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.”

Aldo Leopold

Home sweet Home

Good day friends,

Dad and I left Vanrhynsdorp 6:40am this morning.

We had breakfast at Wimpy Klawer and left around 7:35am. The original road we wanted to take was a dirt one and really bad according to the waitress. So I opted for plan b.

We arived home at 4:11pm. Very grateful that we are home safe and sound.

Mega coffee at Wimpy, Klawer
My Breakfast
Dad’s Breakfast
Field of white daisies on route to Elandsbay
Elandsbay, West Coast, South Africa
Elandsbay, West Coast, South Africa
Elandsbay, West Coast, South Africa
Field of yellow and orange Daisies, on Route to Velddrif
Field of yellow and orange Daisies, on Route to Velddrif
Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa
Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa
Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa
Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa
Lunch at Gildas, Bokkomlaan, Velddrif, West Coast, South Africa

Have a fabulous day and weekend.

Coreen

Good Evening: 19 August 2021

What a beautiful day we had. It started with rain and ended with a lovely sunny day. Back in Vanrynsdorp and it started raining around 4:00pm.

Thank you to our Heavenly Father for giving us the perfect day to capture His handy work.

Our first stop was Nuwerus. A small little town with nothing really. But the flowers will be beautiful when it opens. It was still to cold and rainy when we got there. We then took a dirt road to Lutzville. Luckily for us about 10 km before Lutzville we got back onto a tar road. Not far from Lutzville is Koekenaap a very very small little town. I will show photos later.

Our next stop was Standfontein, here we had some cheese cake and coffee.

Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Cheese cake at Kommetjie Restaurant, Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Coffee at Kommetjie Restaurant, Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Strandfontein, West Coast, South Africa

We then headed for Doringbaai. Another small little coastal town.

Doringbaai, West Coast, South Africa
Doringbaai, West Coast, South Africa
Doringbaai, West Coast, South Africa

Along the route we stopped a lot for photos. I found some new ones I haven’t captured before again. In the end I had to put my 18-200mm lens on to get to the flowers far from the road.

Tomorrow my 18-55 mm will be working again. I tried my 10 – 18mm but it is difficult to take photos on the ground with them. Everywhere along the road is shattered glass where the people throw out their beer and wine bottles while driving.

If I want to keep doing my flower photography I will have to buy myself some padded pants and a jacket. My knees and elbows are purple from all the stones and sharp objects.

I am already thinking towards next year’s flower season. Want to arrange with some of the farmers around here if I can spend a day on their farm and capturing all the flowers, succulents and other plants on that day.

Tomorrow morning we must get up early if we want to cover the west coast road on our way home. I am looking forward to this. I am planning to stop for breakfast in Klawer tomorrow. The rest of the day will sort itself out.

That is all for now friends. We are heading out for dinner tonight and I have to get ready.

Thank you for your ongoing support and taking the time to look at my post and photos.

Wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

🤗Big Virtual Hug

Coreen

Grand Tour of Scotland: Day 2 – Exploring Edinburgh Part 8

Here is some information on The Ross Fountain I got from Wikipedea and articles from the Ross Fountain Archives of The Ross Development Trust.

The Ross Fountain was produced at the iron Foundry of Antoine Durenne in Sommevoire, France. It was an exhibit at the Great Exhibition of 1862.

A gunmaker Daniel Ross bought it in 1862 for £2,000 and subsequently gifted to the city of Edinburgh. It was transported to Leith in 1869 in 122 pieces. It was only installed in its current position in 1872. . The Ross Fountain had some major restoration work done and was only completed in 2001.

Its sculptures include mermaids with four female figures depicting science, the arts, poetry and industry. A further large female figure stands at the center of the fountain.

During 2018 another major renovation project was launched and after a lot of research they decided on a turquoise, gold and brown pallet for the fountain.

I must say it looks beautiful and according to them this paint will last at least for 20 years….

I hope you enjoyed this post on the Ross Fountain. Please go visit Ross Fountain Archives for more details on the restoration.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my post.

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

Grand Tour of Scotland: Day 2 – Exploring Edinburgh Part 7

As promised I am trying to make up for being so busy over the past few weeks. Let’s continue our walk along Princess Street and crossing the road to Princess Gardens…

I have to say the grass is always greener on the other side…. I took some photo’s of the Princess Gardens over the fence. In our original planning we would only visit the gardens when we came back to Edinburgh after our tour. But plans changed and I am glad I have a few photos of the gardens and the statues. But Edinburgh is definitely on our itinerary for our next visit but this time we are staying a week at least….

I just loved the Sir James Young Simpson Monument sitting in the shade of the trees…

I had to go to visit the ladies room and saw the sign for it, but I took the wrong set of stairs and ended up in the graveyard of the St Cuthbert’s Church. Normally I so not like to take photo’s of graves, but these were so beautiful that I just had to capture them.

St Cuthbert’s are situated at the western foot of Castle Rock and at the west end of Princess Street. You have a beautiful framed view between the trees of the Castle from here…

You also have a very nice view of St Cuthbert’s from Princess Gardens side.

The view of Castle Rock from inside Princess Gardens is spectacular….

Thank you for this short walk through St Cuthbert’s next post will be mostly about Ross Fountain…

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

Grand Tour of Scotland: Day 2 – Exploring Edinburgh Part 6

Good day everyone, sorry I have been a bit busy with studies and work over the past few weeks. But I hope to make it up to you today.

Where were we? Oh yes turning into the very busy Princess Street…

As we turned I immediately saw the street entertainer with his accordion. I did some window shopping as well. I just love all the Willie Statues all over Edinburgh and later on our travels we will encounter much more… Princess Street was extremely busy and it was difficult capturing the beautiful buildings through the crowds and all the buses and trams passing by. Hopefully next time I will have much more time to explore and take more detailed photos.

I was looking for a Vodashop when we turned into Princess street. I had to get a data sim card. At this stage of our visit we were just winging it. I had no idea where all the buildings and statues was that I wanted to capture and visit. We lost a lot of time wandering around but we also saw much more than I have bargained for.

Well let’s get back to Princess Street… I heard bagpipes and dad also heard it well I must say dad’s hearing is not that great these days, but he loves bagpipes and of course he heard it also over the hustle and bustle of Princess street. Then we spotted him across the road another street entertainer in his traditional Scottish outfit and playing the bagpipes….

I found a Vodashop and took out a 40 Gig contract for our remaining 17 Days in Scotland. We spend about 1 hour in the shop, but not due to bad service just the opposite. The salesman who helped me was supper friendly and he helped me to set up a hot spot on my extra phone so that I can still use my SA number. He also told me about his favorite places to visit and I made notes on my phone of course. Had to make sure we see everything we can fit into our Grand Tour of Scotland When we walked out of the store I saw Edinburgh Castle in all his glory….. Wow what a sight. I could not believe that I missed it while walking down Princess Street. Okay maybe I can I was so focused on that Vodashop I think I missed a lot more….

Around the corner there were a market with Stalls and dad bought his first gifts to bring back home to South Africa… I got so excited when I saw an exhibit on Wildlife and of course Puffins I asked the man where is the best place to spot Puffins and he gave me some very bad news…. “Sorry mam you have just missed them they start migrating end of July.” I was devastated, I was so looking forward to capturing these beautiful birds…

Dad thought it was a big joke and told me to take a photo of the stuffed Puffin at least I will have one photo of one…. Even the Willie statue looked liked it was laughing extra hard at my misfortune….

Thank you for joining us on our walk, we are not yet finished with Princess Street. Up next we will cross the street to Princess Gardens…

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

Grand Tour of Scotland: Day 2 – Exploring Edinburgh Part 5

Let’s continue exploring Edinburgh… We turned right onto North St. David Street walking past St Andrews Square and many beautiful buildings and Statues….

St Andrew Square are situated at the east end of George Street. The gardens are owned by private owners and are opened to the public since 2008. In the center of the square is the fluted column of the Melville Monument, commemorating Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville.

Surrounding the square is a lot of office buildings and shops.