Saturday, August 31, 2013


So here we go again and this time I hope I'll have more success loading photos. 

Friends, family and visitors arrived all through the day.  I loved meeting all the new little miniature horses as well as the new Appaloosa cross foals.

Unfortunately the berg was all hazy and smokey from the aftermath of a fire the day before I arrived and the gusting winds.  At the end of the day, we saw the glow of a new fire on the Amphitheatre and we all hoped that it would not get out of control.  You'll see in some of the photos around Sterkfontein Dam, how the veld is burnt from a fire that burnt 5000ha last week.

What a lovely evening we had.  We enjoyed a fillet on the braai with delicious salads for dinner and we had pre and post dinner drinks in 'the man cave', the bar/lapa outside, which Chantal has given all the men carte blanche to decorate.  Out came Paul with his guitar, singing to us, and then Mark went and fetched his mouth organ.  The 'older' generation took ourselves off to bed around 11:30 while the youngsters went on till 4am this morning, thankfully at their own cottage.

This morning we woke up to the most beautiful weather and the striking view of the Berg, all clear and sparkling with champagne air!  I'm going to post everything one day late so as not to fight with a slow internet every afternoon.



A large crack in a massive rock

OOOOKAY!  Patience has totally run out once more.  I keep getting error reports and cannot get anything to co-operate here.  Can't even get one pic aligned.  So I do apologise, but this is going to be too slow and painful a blog from here, so am going to sign off and hang back till I get back to Prince Albert.

Have a fabulous weekend!!

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