The Guardians of Elliot

When we first drove into Elliot, it was at the end of the second stage of a long dashed trip from the Garden Route for an initial bird survey on a proposed wind farm. As we past the ‘Welcome to Elliot’ sign, the shadow of a Cape Vulture darkend our dashboard. I screeched to a halt, jumped out the car and focused my binoculars on … Continue reading The Guardians of Elliot

Karoo reservoir plunge

In the parched summer heat that silences the Karoo landscape, the only ephemeral escape is to plunge into the closest water reservoir. Unfortunately by the time you finish doing up the last button, it feels like you need to jump in again. But work calls and we have go watch a few birds. Loving being here. Continue reading Karoo reservoir plunge