Sunday, 26 August 2012

African Flower Chain: Link 9

From Hermanus we turned inland towards Baardskeerdersbos.  It is one of those places you only see on a map but never go to.  But this trip is about going to places 'off' the map.  We traveled on a gravel road among the most gorgeous scenery.

Baardskeerdersbos is a quaint town of artists and interesting characters.  We stopped at Baardies Coffee Shop and Gallery where we spoke to the owner Hans Swart.  The shop/gallery is part of their house.  He allowed me to plant my flower in this cosy place.

From there we drove through Elim, a Morovian missionary town. 

As far as we went we saw life.  Birds and animals of all kinds. Above are two Spoonbill Storks and below two Blue Cranes, South Africa's national bird.

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