A ride with The River Rat

Our village is known for its bird population; a few hundred species nestling here. Most of them along the river. Three boat companies touring people around during sunrise and sunset. This morning I went with The River Rat. The others are The African Queen and Platana.

But I did not photograph birds; just making a few shots of the water plus of the village from down under. Photographing from the water provides photographers with a different perspective…

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The Osprey

The Osprey (Pandion haiaëtus. Fam.Aquilidae) has his habitat along lakes, sea shores and rivers throughout Southern Africa except in the dry areas. I survives purely on fish. But when I was picturing this one he could not find any prey; the fishermen on the beach were also complaining…

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There is no difference in the water….

Took this picture last Sunday at the Southern Most Tip of the African Continent. Except for this monument and a beautiful lighthouse (see one of the previous postings) there is not much to see in Cape Agulhas. But for hikers … well, that’s different; an 5.5 km stroll in a nature reserve!

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Every Evening a Feast for the Eye

I’m privileged to live in a part of the world with amazing sunsets and sunrises. Can’t stop picturing them.

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We did some landscaping

A few months ago we were awarded with the assignment for a truly water wise minimalist garden that hardly needs any maintenance. The owners are not gardeners but like to enjoy the outdoor in their spare time off. The garden, exclusive the house measures around 700 square meters which we leveled, than put a root cloth on it plus a layer of 10 cm gravel. The sides are bordered with wood logs and a strip of one meter with Diamondia grass. Also the parking spaces and the drive way (filled with wood chips) are bordered with wooden logs. Around this garden we planted some indigenous aloes amongst the existing fynbos. All materials are sourced locally (wood logs and chips virtually on the spot).

 

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