Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Our Acrobranch Family Adventure


Family Holiday South Africa
Familienurlaub Südafrika

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During our kids' June and July winter break, we took them to the Garden Route, along the beautiful south-eastern coast of South Africa. This was our first time experiencing the Acrobranch outdoor obstacle course. It's a 2-hour adventure of treetop obstacles and zip lines! (If you live in South Africa, be sure to visit the link to find the outdoor activity park nearest you.) We were thankfully allowed to try a mini version of this. It does require a certain amount of fitness. I had muscles aching afterward that I didn't know were there, but we had a blast!




Wayne and his team were great! They were super friendly and helpful. Amanda hurt her finger toward the end of the course and she received first aid back at the shack. Thankfully, it was nothing serious, but it's a good reminder that something can go wrong, especially if you don't listen carefully or forget to follow instructions. Our guide, Ashley, was really funny and he gave us all the time we needed through the practice course.



The Kids and Me

The Practice Course...


Our guide, Ashley



Jeremiah

Jessica

Samantha and Jessica


Amanda


The Real Course Begins...


Check out the smiles on our faces.
It was an awesome experience!
Wir hatten viel Spaß!






My husband, Robbie, and son,
Jeremiah, helped me take the
photos that are on this post.


All original photographs by Tina Morley unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

I'm also on Instagram.
Ich bin auch auf Instagram.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Simon's Town - Part 3


SA Naval Museum

The SAS Assegaai - S99 is one of three French submarines acquired between 1970 - 1972. These were the first submarines to serve in the South African Navy. The SAS Assegaai (assegaai is the Afrikaans word for 'spear') was finally decommissioned in 2003. Currently, she is preserved as a floating museum. (The link that I included above is a bit outdated, but the page has good photos and information.)

Our tour guide, Malcolm, had been one of the chefs on board the submarine. He mentioned that food was the main thing that helped break up the monotony of days under water and so a lot was expected of the chef on duty - and the kitchen was tiny! Two chefs worked shifts - while one was on, the other was off - from 4 am to midnight every day. Malcolm was really funny and explained life on the submarine very well.

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Malcolm, our tour guide,
standing beside a torpedo

Jeremiah, Amanda and Samantha
looking at the submarine


Jeremiah

Jessica

The tiny kitchen

The toilet

Robbie took this photo of me and the kids
listening to our tour guide. I brought along
a lollipop for Amanda to keep her busy. 

Robbie took this photo of Jeremiah
while we were walking through the
submarine.

The Toy Museum




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All original photographs by Tina Morley unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

In this series:
Simon's Town - Part 1

Simon's Town - Part 2

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Simon's Town - Part 2


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Our family went to Simon's Town one Sunday during the winter holiday. In case you didn't know, South Africa experiences winter during the months of June, July and August. Simon's Town is a great place to visit during winter as it is one of the few sea-side towns sheltered from the strong north-west winter winds. We did so much in one morning and afternoon that I created a three-part series. Make sure you check out Part 1, if you missed it!


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Wir hatten wunderschönes Wetter
in Simon's Town, Südafrika.

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Samantha and Jeremiah

Jessica

Jeremiah and Samantha
looking at the books for sale


Salty Sea Dog
Fish and Chips


Jessica and Amanda

My fish burger

Salty Sea Dog
Fish and Chips


Samantha and Jessica with
Robbie and Jeremiah

Samantha, Amanda and Jessica
Photo by Robbie

African crafts for sale

Old leather suitcases

Statue of Just Nuisance,
famous Great Dane,
and Amanda

Samantha at the fountain

African crafts for sale

African crafts for sale

Harbor near Naval Base

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All original photographs by Tina Morley unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

In this series:
Simon's Town - Part 1




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