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Munich stopover

Munich stopover

First blog post with my new iPad on the way to Africa. So far the karma is with us. Our trip started with a ride to the airport by a shuttle taxi driver, who just happens to call Cape Town his home. We told him to drive slow and picked his brain. He gave us […]

and we’re off

and we’re off

Finally we’re off to Africa tomorrow. No doubt about it, this is the most intimidating trip I’ve planned so far. Ray has decided to google every crime statistic he can find. According to him, and I’m not sure if this is fake news or not, South Africa has the fourth highest violent crime rate in […]

Preparing for Africa

Preparing for Africa

Africa is calling. Almost a year in the planning, we leave finally in just two weeks. I think we’re ready! Our trip will begin and end in Cape Town. We have a general itinerary but we’re basically just going on an epic road trip. We have hired a caravan – that’s South African speak for […]

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Trail Maintenance by Helicopter on the Pinawa Trails

“Batabatabata”, the sound of the helicopter hovering around Pinawa all afternoon today, June 27 couldn’t be missed. Is there a forest fire nearby? A major tragedy calling for STARS over and over? No, just Marsha Sheppard and her team of trail maintenance volunteers spreading some gravel, by helicopter. The Problem Even the “wild and wonderful” […]