Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: Travel

Where the wild horses roam

Yesterday I promised that I would continue the story about the wild horses of Kleinmond & Botriver, so here we go: A few years ago, while visiting my mother in … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Goodbye for now

Well, that’s that then. Six weeks in Europe! I leave you with exactly six things I learnt while there. Google Maps does not show how hilly (or not) an area is, … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

Montreux Mystery

I mentioned yesterday that I had been to Montreux on Lake Geneva. I didn’t take many photos with my DSLR, but here are a few: Yes, apart from the Chillon … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 1 Comment


The day I arrived in Switzerland was perfect: not too cold, with clear views across Lac Léman. Since then it has been much colder, with an icy, strong wind most … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

Twenty one bizarre French sayings (when translated directly into English)

All languages have their funny little sayings. These are a few of the strange expressions I’ve come across in France (some more common than others). Just imagine any of these … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 10 Comments

Portraits of water, a Photo101 blogpost

If my blogs seem to be a bit all over the place, it’s because I am following a series of photography challenges on WordPress. Every day we are given a … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 7 Comments

The only streets I saw in Paris

Well, this is new! I’m actually going to try to do this blogpost from my phone. Yes, that is a challenge for me, as I have been posting from my … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 11 Comments

Sunday snapshots: Chet Baker in Liege

Seen reflected in a school window while out walking close to Sainte-Véronique school: And then, looking right, to see where the image was reflected from, the real building façade: What was the … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

My Liege, how did I not explore you more before?

I am currently in Liège, in Belgium’s Wallonie (French-speaking) district. I lived here as an exchange student when I was 18 and try to come back as often as possible to … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

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