Throwback Thursday: 21 January 2021

Good day everyone,

Today we are going back to 10 September 2013. Today we continue our second day of our Tour de Sanparks. Currently we are still in Goegap Nature Reserve. The Landscapes are spectacular and I am loving the wildlife.

Oryx, Gemsbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Springbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Gemsbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Springbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Springbok, Goegap Nature Reserve

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

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

Wordless Wednesday: 20 January 2021

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: 14 January 2021

Today we are continue our Tour de Sanparks. We are still in the Goegap Nature Reserve.

“The Goegap Nature Reserve is a semi-desert nature reserve in Northern Cape, South Africa and lies around 8 km east of Springbok. The area was once used to graze livestock and was proclaimed in 1966 as a reserve then fenced in 1969 and wildlife introduced shortly afterward.”

Codon royenii, Codon, Suikerkelk
Codon royenii, Codon, Suikerkelk
Codon royenii, Codon, Suikerkelk
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Quiver Tree
Quiver Tree
Quiver Tree

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.” ~ Unknown

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

Wordless Wednesday: 13 January 2021

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

Grand Tour Of Scotland: Aberdeen #1

Day 5: 15 August 2019 Exploring Aberdeen

I know it is been a while since I posted about our Grand Tour of Scotland.

We spend the night at Skene House Rosemount. To be honest it was the most uncomfortable place we stayed on our entire tour. Every room in the hotel room was closed up by a heavy door. It was very hot and I felt claustrophobic and uncomfortable. I understand it is for fire safety, but believe me I did not feel safe. When we booked in nobody even told us to use our keycard to switch on the lights. So we stood in the dark trying to find a light switch. At all the other places we stayed they at least offered to help with our bags.

Dads Breakfast
My Breakfast

After Breakfast we loaded the car and we started exploring Aberdeen.

Bon Accord Free Church
Bon Accord Free Church
Aberdeen Market

We had our list of places we wanted to see but like always I had to take the wrong turn and ended up in a dead end. But like always getting lost worked out just great. We came across the most beautiful doors and windows.

Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail
The Old Kings Highway
The Old Kings Highway

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels through Scotland. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did. Will share some more photos in my next post of Aberdeen.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 7 January 2021

Good day everyone,

Today we are going back to 10 September 2013. Today we continue the second day of our Tour de Sanparks. Goegap Nature Reserve is a very beautiful place. I would love to go back again someday.

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

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

Wordless Wednesday: 6 January 2021

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: 31 December 2020

Good day everyone,

This is the last Throwback Thursday for 2020…. Looking forward to sharing many more posts with you in 2021.

We continue our Tour De Sanparks and we are revisiting 10 September 2013. Today we enter the Goegap Nature Reserve just outside of Springbok. Over next few posts we will travel through the park.

The Goegap Nature Reserve is a semi-desert nature reserve in Northern Cape, South Africa, 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Springbok. Livestock used to graze on the land and was proclaimed in 1966 as a reserve. In 1969 it was fenced in and, wildlife was introduced shortly afterward. Originally known as the Hester Malan Nature Reserve.

After several extensions, the park currently covers an area of 150 km2 (58 sq mi). The name Goegap comes from the Khoekhoe word for “watering hole.” Goegap is part of the Succulent Karoo transitioning into the Namaqualand Broken Veld, with an average rainfall of 150 mm (5.9 in) per anum. The temperatures are extreme, including frost in the winter and temperatures over 40 °C (104 °F) in the summer.

The area includes mountains, the highest is Carolusberg at 1,345 m (4,413 ft), and wide, sandy plains. The main attraction is the desert bloom covering the sand with flowers in the spring provided enough winter rain. August and September are the most popular months to visit. Approximately 600 plant species, 45 mammal species, 94 types of birds including, the Ostrich, and Megafauna such as oryx, klipspringer, duiker, and Hartmann’s mountain zebras call the park home. Other wildlife includes smaller mammals, 26 reptile species, and 3 amphibian species.

There are roads for sedan cars and tracks for 4×4 in the reserve. The Hester Malan Wild Flower Garden has an information library with valuable resources on the succulent plants of the Namaqualand, to accompany the planted, labeled examples of those succulents. Trails ranging in length from four to twelve km start from the parking lot.

Oryx
Oryx
Oryx
Quiver Tree
Quiver Tree

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

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.” ~ Unknown

Wordless Wednesday: 30 December 2020

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

Captured Doors and Windows: 23 December 2020

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ~Alexander Graham Bell

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

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen