A late afternoon drive in the country (2 pictures)

In the Middle of the Road

When the Germans made there ‘Autobahnen’ throughout their country the slogan was “Immer Gerade Aus” (=”Always straight forward”). I thought about that when I recently drove up North from our village. I also remember a true story from my youth when a German lost his way in my village of birth (Beneden-Leeuwen, Netherlands) and asked …

Without permission

Some people think that the world belongs to them and they can do whatever they want… Sometimes it looks (if you have to believe the media) as if South Africa is such a country… Whatever the truth; it’s at least not always the case…

Always drive slowly in the country

Sometimes I notice holiday makers rushing from one place to the other. They miss a lot and are sometimes even a danger for all that’s alive. Maybe it’s my age, I don’t know, but I drive in rural pace in the country side and enjoy. There are always surprises like earlier this week. Live and …

Off the beaten track

No photoshopping with this picture although I’ve used elements of it in several ‘imaginaries’. This is South Africa off-the-beaten-track or to be more specific; the Papiesvlei Road near Stanford in the Overberg region in the Western Cape. If you follow this road you’ll see somewhere in nowhere a traffic light (“Robot” in South African English). …