Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Naval Museum, Simon's Town



There are lots of neat things to see and do in Simon's Town. It's not far from Cape Town and it's certainly worth a visit. Today's photos were taken at the South African Naval Museum. I did a previous series on this town with more things of interest and those links are included at the bottom of this post. Be sure to check them out!

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Prosperous Journey:

The fog is torn,
The sky is bright,
And Aeolus releases
The fearful bindings.
The winds whisper,
The sailor begins to move.
Swiftly! Swiftly!
The waves divide,
The distance nears;
Already, I see land!

Glückliche Fahrt:

Die Nebel zerreißen,
Der Himmel ist helle,
Und Äolus löset
Das ängstliche Band.
Es säuseln die Winde,
Es rührt sich der Schiffer.
Geschwinde! Geschwinde!
Es teilt sich die Welle,
Es naht sich die Ferne;
Schon seh ich das Land!

~ Composed by
Ludwig van Beethoven
and based on verses by
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

Source: Wikipedia

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

Related Post:
Submarine Naval Museum
The Submarine is part of
a previous series on Simon's Town.
Also see Part 1 and Part 2.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kanonkop Estate


The day we visited the beautiful Kanonkop Estate was not for wine tasting, but for a Christian camp for disadvantaged youth. We were guest speakers for the afternoon and evening sessions.

The road to the campsite is on the Kanonkop property. The estate's name literally means "canon head" and refers to the canon that used to sit on the hillock on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape. During the 17th Century, the canon was fired every time a ship was spotted sailing into Table Bay. Farmers would load up their wagons and make the trip to the bay to trade and sell their goods. You can see the hillock clearly, to the left of the mountain peaks, in the photo below.

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"What sunshine is to flowers,
smiles are to humanity."
- Joseph Addison

"Was der Sonnenschein für die Blumen ist,
dass sind lachende Gesichter für die Menschen."
- Joseph Addison


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

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The Spice Route

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Spice Route


If you have been following my travel photography blog, then you might think that I am always doing neat things like today's post. In reality, Hubby and I rarely go out on a date. And when we do, we spend our money carefully and try to make it stretch.

In December of 2015, we were invited to speak at a Christian youth camp between Paarl and Stellenbosch. After my afternoon session and before Hubby's evening session, we had a 2-hour gap of free time. We decided to go for a drive and popped in at the Spice Route in Paarl for dinner.

We arrived when things were closing like the wine tasting, the craft beer tasting and the chocolate tasting, which draw lots of South Africans and tourists alike. We didn't mind, because we didn't have a lot of time. Besides, the views and our meal were a big enough treat for us! We shared a delicious pizza at La Grapperia. Hubby's beverage of choice was a craft beer by CBC and mine was a Fynbos Gin by Wilderer with Tonic, ice, a slice of cucumber and a garnish of fresh mint.

Check out all the neat photos and be sure to click on them to see them at their best! The last two pictures include some vibrant glass sculptures from Red Hot Glass, also showcased at Paarl's Spice Route. There really are lots of things to see and do here, but most of it in the daytime. Kids are also welcome.


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"Happiness is the only thing that doubles
when you share it." - Albert Schweitzer

"Das Glück ist das einzige, was sich verdoppelt,
wenn man es teilt." - Albert Schweitzer


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Tina Morley

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wildflowers and Horses

Since our laptop was stolen and all of my photos are backed up in one big Google Photos pool, which I still need to sift through, I decided to re-blog an old post. I took these photos in August 2013. We were on a road about 10 minutes from our home outside of Fairy Glen Private Game Reserve, near the Brandwacht mountains. It was springtime in South Africa and the colorful wildflowers were in bloom. I was especially delighted to spot the horses and foal. The sun was shining low enough to add extra effect.

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Amanda and the wildflowers - August 2013













"No eyes that have seen beauty
ever lose their sight." - Jean Toomer

"Keine Augen, die Schönheit gesehen haben
jemals verlieren ihr Augenlicht." - Jean Toomer


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Tina Morley

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cape Town's Theme Park


This is year we took Amanda to Ratanga Junction, Cape Town's theme park, for her birthday. I had signed up for us to be members on the website for free and, when our birthdays came around, we received complimentary tickets. Amanda and I have birthdays a few days apart, so it worked out really well. We just had to pay for Robbie and Amanda's friend, Cristi.

You would have thought that we were VIP guests, because we had the theme park almost to ourselves. For most of the rides, the girls could go as many times as they liked, because they hardly had to wait or not at all. We went on a cloudy Saturday in early March. Sometimes the sun came out and a couple of times it drizzled. We think that perhaps there would have been more people if it had been sunny, but overall, the weather was pleasant.

It was a fun adventure for us, especially the girls, and I enjoyed capturing the moment on my camera.

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We caught the end of Martin Odd's Birds of Africa.

The girls got to touch the two owls.


The girls have their hands up in the
green and white car.

The girls have their hands up in the yellow car.

Hubby and I rode about half of the rides with the girls at least once. The roller coaster ride that I photographed and posted here is called the Bushwhacker and is a family friendly coaster. We also rode the big roller coaster called the Cobra. They have reptiles on display inside the waiting area, but we didn't have to wait. We could look at the neat variety of reptiles behind their glass enclosures while we walked right on through to the ride. It's an extreme coaster experience and one we didn't want to ride again, except for Amanda. We wouldn't let her ride alone, so she'll have to go again another year.


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Tina Morley

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

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