Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Did you say "Chips", Dad?

I was having potato chips at the beach, something we hardly ever eat because my wife believes it is "bad food". As usual the seagulls were flocking around me looking for some leftovers. I never feed them because I believe they should be looking after their own diet and not be eating the "bad food" us humans eat. I was wondering if they would actually take something from my hand and armed with my iPhone I was hoping of capturing it. I must say I was quite impressed when I got this picture from my first attempt. 

I went home and later the evening showed my 5-year old son the picture thinking that he might appreciate the fact that the seagull came so close to his dad. His first question was..."When did you have chips, Dad?"

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Peer Pressure

South African Bowlers

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Snorkeling at Pemba

It's been a while now that I have written anything on my blog. It is not that I have been busy or that nothing is happening in my life, it is just that I somehow don't want to spend time in front of a laptop if I can be outside. Each time I want to come sit down and write something, I find something better to do...usually outdoors as the summer we've had this year is just brilliant. The summer has been quite hot and the wind has also been good for kitesurfing. I've posted some pics of my recent trip to Pemba on facebook, but not all the people that read my blog is on facebook and they have asked me to put the pictures on my blog.

If you ever are fortunate enough to travel to Pemba, a small town in the northern province of Mozambique called Pabo Delgado, you will find that there are quite a few things you can do. There are also coral reefs (Quirimbas Archipelago), so scuba diving and snorkeling is quite popular. For more information on Pemba just Google it and you will see how beautiful this part of Mozambique is. I am not going to re-write what's written on the Internet, I just want to show the pictures of my snorkeling trip I had.

On my last trip to Mozambique I had the opportunity to take a boat and go snorkeling on one of the many coral reefs not far from Pemba. We left from a place called the Bush Camp on a wooden dhow boat called Eve. I was glad that we took that one, because when we arrived it was laying next to another fancy deep she fishing boat which looked like it was for wealthy foreigners and I was not in the mood for looking rich. Eve belongs to a South African who has been taking people for diving cruises in Mozambique for some time now.