The story behind the ox wagon

Driving through our village many tourists photograph the ox wagon but do they know the story behind …???…

In 1988 Afrikaners were commemorating the ‘Great Trek’ of a few centuries ago when farmers of the ‘Cape’ (Cape Town and surrounds) took their household in ox wagons and went over the St Lowry’s Pass to a new world beyond.

Today’s special

This morning we first enjoyed a magnificent sunrise followed by the usual stroll through ‘Tamatie Kraal’ at the other side of the village (Napier, Western Cape, South Africa). There is some local witchcraft over there. Back via the local super market and on the way admiring the nostrils of a Lippizaner and a complaining Bach about an empty food tray. Finishing off via the local pottery and a delicious eggs & bacon at Fabio (who for the photo-opportunity lowered his face mask).

The last 18 days in lockdown — Private Gallery Napier

Despite 55 days in lockdown we did manage a few sales. It’s a day to day life and every morning we have our ‘walkabout’ in the village. Here some pictures of what we saw. The photo’s are in random sequence and you will see in between quite a few of the soup kitchens in the […]

The last 18 days in lockdown — Private Gallery Napier

The Painter

Lockdown South Africa: Day 54. Level 4: Day 19


After 35 days in lockdown we have now some freedom; meaning we may move around within a radius of 5 kilometer for 3 hours daily but we have to stay at home between 20 PM and 5 AM.


One photo daily and all photos in Black & White and in and around Napier, Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa.


Today’s picture: The Painter

People helping people

The staff of one of the ‘soup kitchens’ in Nuwerus, a suburb of our village: Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.

28 Volunteers with a multicultural background are engaged in feeding about 500 of the poorest people in our village. They all are very grateful for donations from private people, businesses and the farming community of Napier. From left to right: Wilbur Adams, Johanna Jaars, Lena Volkers, Sabine Arends and Nita Arends.

Here some additional pictures of people helping people. Lockdown Humanity in the first degree:

Nightrider

Lockdown South Africa: Day 51. Level 4: Day 16


After 35 days in lockdown we have now some freedom; meaning we may move around within a radius of 5 kilometer for 3 hours daily but we have to stay at home between 20 PM and 5 AM.


One photo daily and all photos in Black & White and in and around Napier, Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa.


Today’s picture: ‘Lockdown nightrider’

Equestrian lockdown breakfast

Lockdown South Africa: Day 49. Level 4: Day 14


After 35 days in lockdown we have now some freedom; meaning we may move around within a radius of 5 kilometer for 3 hours daily but we have to stay at home between 20 PM and 5 AM.


One photo daily and all photos in Black & White and in and around Napier, Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa.


Today’s picture: Equestrian breakfast

At the soup kitchen

Lockdown South Africa: Day 48. Level 4: Day 13

After 35 days in lockdown we have now some freedom; meaning we may move around within a radius of 5 kilometer for 3 hours daily but we have to stay at home between 20 PM and 5 AM.

One photo daily and all photos in Black & White and in and around Napier, Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa.

Today’s picture: At the soup kitchen