Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Lekker kitsch né donkiefontein!

If you understand the heading to this blogpost, you are probably Souf-éfrikin. If not, read on anyway. So, somewhere between Caledon and Bot River down the N2 highway in the … Continue reading

May 8, 2018

Of road trips and random pitstops

How I remember our road trips when I was a child! We had a Peugeot station wagon for many years. And my dad was a master packer! Not only did … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Flowers & fizzle on Friday

Whenever I could make it to the beach I would notice the tiny flowers on either side of the path. On Sunday I went out with my macro lens, which … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · 3 Comments

How’s the serenity? So much serenity!

As someone who didn’t grow up at the coast, I love the whole vibe of the place in general, as well as the “beachy” decor in the beach house itself. My … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · 4 Comments

Just another ho-hum sunset

I’ve been really bummed not to get outside more often, what with being laid up in bed, but this particular evening was just breathtaking! As the evening went on, and … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 5 Comments

Despite honest intentions, life happens (oh, and lighthouses too)

At the start of my road trip last week I decided that I was going to try to blog every day. I also intended stopping in as many new places … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Heading to the coast is definitely for the birds

I don’t have any true “birding” lenses – none of mine can zoom enough to capture them as well as I’d always like to. Also, I sometimes go out only … Continue reading

April 28, 2018

Bathurst: a fresh slice of England since 1820

Yesterday we took a quick day trip to Grahamstown not far from where we are staying. This town, which is home to Rhodes University and many top schools, was founded … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

A real show to welcome us to the seaside

We arrived at the sea after dark on our travel day, but our first full day here was beautiful – dead calm and clear. As evening approached, and with wispy … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · 4 Comments

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