No.220. This was taken looking along Robberg beach towards the peninsular at sunset.
I am calling this Close Encounters because of the first few photo`s taken during my boat trips.
This Whale then went under the boat and we had to lift the motors and wait.
There was much excitement on the boat when it emerged ten minutes later. It swam about 50 metres away and then gave us a display of breaching.
This one is a Southern Right Whale but we have Brydes Whales before and after the main Whale season.
This was close to a Brydes Whale while it was cruising.
But there are Dolphins the whole year round and many species to study.
If you remember these, when they had a use, then be very careful when asked how old you are.
And don`t let Mythbusters fix your car.
Have a great weekend. I`m off to see Alice and friends at the Wolf Sanctuary tomorrow.
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Today is a hot day for gardening, I had to spray all my seedlings early this morning as the rain looks like it wont come any time soon. I find it quite exciting to be back at the flat with it`s own private garden. it has been a hard 8 weeks but all the hardware is done now and most of the winter veg and flowers are on their way. with the price and quality of veggies at the local supermarkets I am looking forward to some home grown veg.
i love Broad beans but a lot of people do not double peel the skins off and find them unpleasant. the tomatoes seem to have self seeded and I hope they ripen. i got seedlings for 3 types of lettuce and they seem to be growing well. the other winter vegetables are good for soups like, cauliflower, broccoli, leeks and turnips. There is giant Swiss Chard which is a good substitute for Spinach and beetroot which goes nicely with many meals . All the herbs cam be grown in pots and the excess put in the garden latter as they are also ornamental.
Some Jokes for the Day.
The Smoking Room with a massage.
It`s a wonder it`s not Organic.
I was told this beer is good for you, but it still has alcohol in it.
Definitely not Organic.
The only good use for traffic cones.
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This is ” Fat Boy ” one of Ocean Safaris boats that I took most of my Whale and Dolphin photo`s from. it is launched with a tractor pushing it into the sea.
when it comes back in the come full speed at the beach and slide to a stop. The keel of the boats have strengthening ribs to enable them to slide on the sand. This is because there is no harbour or Jetty in Plettenberg Bay.
This is a Humpback Whale eating way out in the bay. It`s the first time I have seen one eating so close to the Fir Seal Reserve. While at the reserve I also saw a Caracul, which is quite a rare sight, and was only found when I zoomed in on the rocks in the background.
It`s a bit fuzzy as it is now zoomed about 100 times it`s size.
For a president, R3Million is not too much for a luxury toilet. I wonder if it has a bullet proof door ?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Leo.
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Is this the Dogs version of O.M.G.
This kept the dogs away when she showed her teeth.
Some dogs are just lazy, this is my guard dog. He`s taking an early lunch break.
Some dogs do seem to look like their owners sometimes.
Some dogs just get too familiar and need a cat slap.
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I was looking in the pool and found it to be full of Moths and Bugs. I didn`t realise that Moths wings had a harder skeleton. I remember putting leaves into rain water until they rotted, and was left with the veins which made a good covering for white lamp shades. When looking up to where the DSTV cable goes I noticed a Rain Spider that had a very large abdomen a few days ago . looking at this photo when it was enlarged it looks like it is spinning a web around it`s eggs.
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Whale Criers are not common, Hermanus is the only place that has this position. unfortunately he is the last one to hold this position. Town Criers have been used in many counties for hundreds of years, and in some places are still used.
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It`s very difficult to choose a title for your blog some days. If it doesn`t stir some curiosity in the reader then they won`t even look at it. I have not written a blog for a few days but did notice the last one was a bit of a flop. It seems to be the content has a lot to do with it.
I have been very busy digging over the new garden and planting seedlings
The sunrise looks a bit unsettled with plenty of cloud.
I`m hoping for a bit of rain to help the garden grow.
Quite a sight for the local beach.
Have a great weekend, maybe next week i can get some enthusiasm. All the best Leo.
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