Posted on June 10, 2015
A few pictures from the start of the Van Isle 360 this past Saturday at: Van Isle 360.
Posted on May 24, 2015
Posted on May 23, 2015
I’ve been down taking pictures along the Oregon Coast and in the Columbia Gorge. I had hoped to get a picture of Mt Hood but it stayed shrouded in clouds. So I spent the time in the Gorge chasing waterfalls – not hard to do since there are 77 of them on the Oregon side.
- For pictures taken along the coast click on: Oregon Coast.
- For pictures taken in the Columbia Gorge click on: Columbia Gorge.
My Favourite pictures from the trip are under “Recent Favorites” at Smugmug.
Posted on April 24, 2015
My favourite non-baby pictures from the trip are under “Recent Favourites” at: http://billrfoster.smugmug.com.
I’ve had the last one showing Craig climbing the sand dunes printed on art paper and it will be on the wall of the entrance hall to our condo.
Posted on April 13, 2015
Craig and I spent 5 days in Namibia while Julie stayed with the boys and Marguerite & Wayne headed off for Swaziland.
The trip to Namibia started with a 4×4 (Land Rover) trip to a Lagoon called Sandwich Harbour – driving over the dunes and a lunch laid out in amongst them. The driver was quite a character so made the trip interesting.
The following day we did a living desert tour of the little five – salamander, gecko, chameleon, dancing white spider and sidewinder snake. It was pretty impressive watching the guide find the little creatures.
Then we headed to Sossusvleit (the big red dunes) – starting at 9 am with the expectation of getting there by 3 pm over very rough roads. Around 1 pm we came across a few thunderstorms. It hadn’t rained here in three years and when it does, the water goes where in can so by 2 pm we hit a place where there was a river running across the road – no way to get across without a 4×4. The locals were quite happy about the rain and being entertained by people attempting the crossing. One large truck got stuck and finally got towed out. We eventually were towed through the stream around 5 pm by a land rover from our resort – arriving at the resort at 7 pm in the dark.
Some pictures by clicking on: Namibia.
Posted on April 12, 2015
For some pictures of our trip to the Drakensberg Mountains click on: Drakensberg Mountains. We did a bit of hiking but mostly just spent time with the boys.
Posted on April 1, 2015
Updated to Include Pictures from the Robben Island Trip.
The next day we headed off to the Cape Point, stopping in Simon’s Town for a cup of coffee and a look-see. We also stopped at Boulder’s Beach to see the African Penguins. We then had lunch before heading off to the point and had a near misadventure when the car stalled and wouldn’t re-start. Wayne backed into a laneway and tried it several times. It finally started just as we were in the process of calling Avis. We continued on to the Point and enjoyed wandering around the lighthouse, before heading back home,
Day 5 we went for a walk along the ocean in the morning, then drove to Avis to put a request in for a replacement car. We returned to have a wonderful lunch at a restaurant called NV80. We then waited for evening to go up Table Mountain. The fog rolled in to make for an interesting sight. We left the mountain in the dark – with the lights of Cape Town below.
Day 6 was our last day here. After a walk along the beach front, we went to the V&A waterfront for lunch and then to Robben Island to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for so many years. The tour was very interesting with the prison tour done by one of the ex-prisoners. After the tour we went to a great restaurant “Il Leone Mastrantonio”, recommended by Louise. Pictures are at:
- Day 4 Cape Point – click on: Cape Point.
- Day 5 Table Mountain – click on: Table Mountain.
- Day 5 Robben Island – click on: Robben Island.