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2020 April Around Squamish

As May begins, and we end our second month of self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, spring flowers, increased bird activity, periodic bear sitings, and having to mow the lawn are all indications that not all is being disrupted by the virus. It is definitely my favourite time of year, and we’re fortunate to live in such a beautiful area with… Read the rest “2020 April Around Squamish”

2019 June Squamish Estuary

Dort and I went for a walk through the Squamish estuary this afternoon. Despite it being late in the day, there was lots of bird activity, including a large flock of the beautiful Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) were feasting on Mountain Ash berries. We also saw a number of flickers, humming birds, and bear scat – the foxgloves are just… Read the rest “2019 June Squamish Estuary”

2018 September Langebaan

From Meerendal we drove north-west along the coast, with a detour to Darling to visit a local microbrewery (Darling Brew). This region in general is renowned for its springtime wildflower blooms when the ground is covered with a carpet of colour. We were unfortunately a few weeks late to see the peak bloom, but there were still lots… Read the rest “2018 September Langebaan”

2018 September – Drive to Cape Town/Meerendale

From Struisbaai, we drove along the coast towards Cape Town, along a route famous for its scenic beauty that includes wine estates on one side and a stunningly beautiful coastline on the other. There are numerous points along the way to stop and watch migrating whales, and view seal and penguin colonies. We spent two nights at the Meeredal Wine Read the rest “2018 September – Drive to Cape Town/Meerendale”