We left Pretoria at 6.15am and we are halfway to our destination Mapungubwe.
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Cold Sydney …Hot Singapore…Freezing Johannesburg. Impossible to get the clothes right for this mixed bag.
Our transit time in Singapore was 12 hours and we decided to book a room in the transit hotel.(3pm)
Reasonable accommodation and much better than sitting in the airport proper.
We had a quick walk through the terminal after checking in and a bite to eat.
Our plan was to rest for an hour or so and then do some shopping.
10.30pm we received our wake up call for 11pm check out…so much for shopping.
11.10 we emerged fresh and rested. Time to find coffee and food.
The 2 hours till boarding passed quickly.
Had a 35 year flashback when I saw this poster in the Chocolate store.
We thought we were looking at a photo of our Son Nicholas (36)
Indoor garden Changi airport
Taken from seat
Photos are from my phone so not the best quality.
Ten and a half hours and we were ready for the sights and sounds of South Africa
Another snippet soon
A miserable cold morning in Canberra. One two hour shift to work.
David delivered Cam to his one day a week workplace, drove home and then caught the Katie taxi to collect our rental car. We had reserved a vehicle several weeks ago, but the continuing #ashcloud problems created car rental nightmares. Instead of the roomy sedan we usually hire we were downgraded to an extra small compact. A small car however is better than no car
Stopped for a take away coffee at Marulan and 5 minutes into the next leg of our trip we spotted a flock of 50+ Black Cockatoos. WOW. I was lamenting while we were getting our coffee that I hadn’t seen the Wedge Tail Eagle at Lake George but the Cockatoo sighting was welcomed. Usually only see them in 2’s & 3’s at home.
Arrived at Rydges World Sq and lucky again. Upgraded to the Bellerive Suite. A free coffee as we waited for our room as well.
In three and a half hours we will be off to Sydney.
Bags are packed, camera gear as well. I have not taken many photos of late but hope this changes in a few days. The iPhone is sometimes too convenient for everyday pics.
Hoping to get some of the following…in KNP and Mapungubwe National Park will be a new experience for us
Snapped the above in March 2010 Kruger National Park