Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Africa as One - Great Resource on 45 Countries


DHL Delivers Africa as One


I want to introduce you to a great resource for planning your next adventure in Africa or for helping your child on a school project about an African country. It's the Africa as One series with photos, videos and stories on 45 countries. Today's photos are not from me.


In October 2014, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa set out on a grand and ambitious journey, passing a single rugby ball from hand to hand, through 45 countries, ultimately arriving in London in September 2015 ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.


On their travels through all of these countries, every step of the journey, every person, every place and every pass was captured on film, in photographs and words and then shared with Africa and the world, making this the most epic delivery DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has ever made.

Below is the very first episode of the Africa as One series, beginning in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa - Episode 1


Quote from the Blog
"...cruising through the Karoo…the sun has just gone down, and the fellas are talking bout scarce fuel in Africa, beautiful women that pierce your heart with the hazel in their eye and the fact that we made the evening news."

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Madagascar - Episode 16


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Disclosure: I received nothing from DHL and the participating sponsors in exchange for this post.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Route 62 in Ashton


Platform 62

Today's series of photos were taken a few months ago on a rainy day in the little town of Ashton, South Africa. It's one of the stops on Route 62, which is fast earning the reputation as the world's longest wine route!

The Platform 62 Wine Boutique is one of the most extensive wine shops in the Western Cape with over 500 local wines and some of the best brandies of this area on sale. Some of the brandies have even been rated as the best in the world!

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That's Hubby and little Amanda waving
outside the entrance to Platform 62.

Platform 62 with
restaurant, farm stall,
and wine and brandy
tasting

You can taste and buy
a wide range of wines and brandies here.

Hier kann man viele Weine und Brandy
verkosten und kaufen.

The famous
Graham Beck wines

Van Loveren and
Wolfkloof wines

Ashton Kelder (Cellar)

Hubby doing the important
task of wine tasting -

Swirl, Sniff, Taste, Swallow

Silver Threads
Empowering unemployed and elderly women

The Silver Threads sewing project in Ashton is one of the most successful projects in the area. They have been given their own space at Platform 62. This prime position has helped to create a lot of interest in the women’s work.

Some of the dolls that the women are
making and selling at Platform 62.

Some of the local women who have been
empowered through Silver Threads.

Route 62 Farm Stall

There's a neat farm stall on the way into Ashton from Robertson. It has plenty of gifts and local wines for purchase. It also has a small restaurant with seating inside, but if you're in a hurry, then there are also snacks and such that you can buy while on the go.





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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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B.C. Wines Outing
The Robertson Wine Region - Part 1
The Robertson Wine Region - Part 3

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

African Penguins at Stony Point


We saw penguins!
Wir haben Pinguine gesehen!

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On the same day that my daughter and I went Whale Watching in Hermanus, we also took a detour to see the African Penguins at Stony Point in Betty's Bay. It's about an hour-and-a-half's drive from Cape Town and the entrance fee is very little. Samantha and I were impressed with the amount of penguins that we saw. And, she spotted the cool lizards that I have included here. I'm so glad she came along on this outing. We had a really amazing time.

Info. Sign About African Penguins



Samantha on the boardwalk
with views of the penguins.


Another Info. Sign About African Penguins


Mother Penguin with Young

Samantha took this photo of me.

Info. Sign About Marine Protected Areas

Cape Cormorant

Rock Rabbit with Young

Rock Rabbit

Info. Sign About Girdled Lizards

Girdled Lizard

Southern Rock Agama Lizard
Bettys Bay

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

Tina Morley

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

Related Post:
Whale Watching in Hermanus

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Whale Watching in Hermanus


We saw whales!
Wir haben Wale gesehen!

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It's really worth it!


A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I had the rare opportunity to see the Southern Right Whales in Hermanus. According to the Hermanus website, it boasts "the best land based whale watching in the world." The whales visit these waters during the southern hemisphere's winter and spring from June to the end of November.

The English Language School at Youth With A Mission (YWAM) organizes an outing every term, and since I'm one of the teachers, I was automatically invited. I asked if I could bring one of my kids along and so my middle daughter, Samantha, was able to come too. I was so glad that I could share this neat experience with her.
















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

Tina Morley

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

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