Monday, 07 May 2018 08:52

Blue Heaven

Impossible beauty, tales of history, legends of shipwreck – all these and more are right here in one of the great bays of the world.
Saturday, 03 February 2018 08:17

Of South Easters and Bluebottles

Or how to jump on life's vicissitudes
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:25

A weekend away

 We must, we must, we should, we must … This has been our mantra for a long time, when things get hectic on the home/work front. But somehow time passes and we don’t – get away, that is, even for a weekend. A couple of weeks ago, though, we managed a three-hour trip to Bontebok National Park, and what a difference that made to stress levels and city ennui.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 13:26

Noordhoek evening glory

  I’ve travelled a bit, well, perhaps a bit more than a bit. But on Saturday afternoon I and two friends were privileged to see a sunset the like of which I’ve seen nowhere before. I’m quite sure that anyone seeing our pictures will accuse us of photoshopping – but I can assure you, this is how it was. Mindblowing.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:51

Devon Valley Detour

    Ever heard of the Devon Valley Detour? Neither had I, even after 17 years in the Western Cape. So it was a lucky surprise to be invited on a media tour to explore this haven of gustatory delights in the Stellenbosch surrounds.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:17

Addo - something different, something wonderful

Addo or Kruger? Before July I might have said Kruger, without doubt. Now, I'm really not so sure.
Friday, 04 September 2015 10:59

The Kruger never fails us

It’s official – my favourite animal is the elephant.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 09:45

Of Surfers and Sharks

Surfing in Jeffrey's Bay, two days after the Mick Fanning shark attach shut down the Billabong final. Hmmmm ...  
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:18


The March fire on the Cape mountains burned for a week, destroyed thousands of hectares of flora and much fauna, and cost the life of a helicopter pilot. We’d been through this before in 2000, but then were newcomers to the Cape
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 08:14

Simonstown - a look into naval history

I’ve lived in False Bay for a number of years, and had fish ‘n chips on the dockside many times. But I’d never really explored the little town in depth until recently, when I decided to take a couple of days and look more deeply.
Monday, 25 May 2015 14:51

Hoerikwaggo – Mountain in the sea

Bartolomeu Dias called this “The Cape of Storms”. King John II of Portugal renamed it the “Cape of Good Hope”. Sir Frances Drake described it as “The fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth”. All of which are pretty apt
Thursday, 04 September 2014 13:59

Only in Melville

I recently told a couple of friends that I was off to Melville to babysit my grandcat while her parents were away for a few days. The uniform reaction was, “Will you be safe?”
Sunday, 05 January 2014 14:00

Freelancing in Fish Hoek

Freelancing in summer in Fish Hoek has to be the best job in the world. Let me explain –
Saturday, 28 May 2011 14:09

My city

A trip into the city led to a long wait for a lift home. The long wait led to my taking my camera in with me, and a morning wandering around the city photographing whatever took my fancy.