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No phone for 11 days (and counting)

Generally speaking, I have had very few problems with any of the mobile phones that I’ve had over the years, so I was a bit surprised when my Samsung Galaxy S6 first would not connect to my PC in debugging/USB mode, and then stopped charging via cable completely. I went to my local Samsung store where the tech assistant said that it was most likely a problem with a system update done over a wireless Internet connection. I laughed and…

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Mowers : The Railway Station That Was Not To Be ?>

Mowers : The Railway Station That Was Not To Be

The first time I heard about Mowers station was from a friend who was telling me about interesting places to explore in the Western Cape. He had lived in Robertson / McGregor for a while and knew of this abandoned railway station that might make for some interesting photographs. It was shortly after we had moved to Somerset West and we were excitedly doing mini exploratory road trips just about every weekend. Being able to explore some abandoned railway buildings…

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A tap along the N14

Along the N14, between Pofadder and Aggenyes (a few km from the Pella road) in the Northern Cape you will find a tap. There is also a rubbish bin, a tree and a big bird nest on a telephone pole, but the interesting thing here is the tap. We discovered this perculiar little spot while on the homeward bound leg of our country-wide road trip in the first weeks January 2014. Surprisingly, the tap works and even in the blazing…

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Table Mountain

Table Mountain taken from the beach at Bloubergstrand while on our first trip to the Western Cape to visit an old friend that I had bumped into in the UK a few months before. We got talking and he invited my wife and I for a visit since I’d never been to Cape Town before. Little would I know that that trip would result in us leaving KwaZulu-Natal in favour of Cape Town. Something that stood out to me was…

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The big road-trip of ’13/’14 ?>

The big road-trip of ’13/’14

Over December 2013 and January 2104 we went on a big road-trip around South Africa. I have many photographs from our journey as it covered quite a distance. With this in mind I decided to write this short post to summarize the trip and give an idea of the places we went to. We left Somerset West on December 14th and made our way to Bethulie going through Beaufort West, Aberdeen, Graaff-Reinet, Middelburg, Colesburg and around the Southern side of Gariep Dam…

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Hello world!

Every now and then my wife, my son and I find ourselves somewhere interesting and occasionally I’ll take a photograph or two while we’re there. This blog is an(other) attempt at sharing some of the interesting places that we’ve been while on our adventures around South Africa. Some background info We’re originally from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, but moved to Cape Town in the Western Cape a few years ago. We like to get away from home every few months and…

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