The Falls

Off the beaten track and unknown to even many locals is this beautiful waterfall somewhere in a secluded ‘kloof’ in the Klein Rivier Mountains near our village.

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This was a lucky moment at Pig’s Snout; a bright sky without sea mist that fades the colors. Pig’s Snout is a section of the Klein Rivier Mountains near Stanford, South Africa.

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The Klein Rivier Delta

Shot a few kilometers from our house: the Klein Rivier (‘Little River’) Delta; the area where this river goes over into a lagoon.

There are a few hundred different bird species nestling along ‘our’ river during the year. Reason to celebrate the, internationally highly recommended (by birding experts) annual bird fair in this village; this year in October I believe.

In the background the Klein Rivier Mountains.

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In the meantime out there ….

….. clouds are piling up in our own ‘Smokey Mountains’ (Klein Rivier Mountains’). Still Autumn but Winter on its way. We are, however, privileged to live in a moderate climate with a year-round floral display in our succulent garden. The rain adds extra beauty to the flowers (see thumbnails below main picture).

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At the cheese farm

Yvonne and I are not fond of mass-produced supermarket cheese with a rubber taste. Luckily there is a farm just outside the village where we can buy cheese with a real character. We buy in bulk, a few kilo every visit, and that makes it price-wise competitive with the known supermarket brands. But there is more to our local Klein Rivier Cheese Farm. Visitors are welcome to take the family with them and it is fun, especially for the ones from the city who think that cheese comes from the supermarket….

There is a beautiful picnic area, a play ground and some paddocks with domestic ‘wild’ such as goose, sheep, duck, turkey, Shetland ponies, goats and bokkies. On the gravel road to the farm you can also watch their free range milk producers. It’s educational in a way and above all fun. The cheese is a bonus!.

 

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The Amazing Sunset at the Lodge

As promised in an earlier posting: some sunset pictures shot at the Stanford River Lodge (Stanford, South Africa) and from a canoe in the adjacent Klein Rivier (= Little River). The camera settings adjusted to sunset/dawn. No photoshopping except for some cropping, grayscale and the copyright lines.

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