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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Some Armchair Travelling





The wind is blowing! (Notice that fed-up Mitzy!) This is the wind that was the terror of ships along the West Coast. The ocean is covered in those white foamy choppy waves we used to call "horses". On Facebook my Cape Town daughter and her friends are debating the wisdom of wearing skirts in the Cape during this season! I think this is the ideal time for some armchair travelling! Or cyber-travelling!

So if you want to read and read and read about our wonderful country, I can recommend some websites (whether they mention early summer windstorms is another question!)

These are the blogs who won the public voting part of the South African Blog Awards. They are big Tourism giants and they know how to promote the country! I have no regrets about entering the Blog Awards as I received many visitors during the week of voting. So without further ado, here are the Best of the Best: Congratulations to them!



14 comments:

  1. Those 'blog' awards need to compete in two separate classes for the big commercial sites, and another class for just blogs. Getaway is a magazine, and Portfolio Collection is upmarket guest-houses. I'd still vote for you, as a blog.

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  2. Diana, I felt like you did, but Travel, if you think about it is a major business. These travel websites saw a gap and started blogging too with full-time personell. But yes, (sigh) a blogger competition for us one-man bloggers would we nice too. Your own blog,I always think,is of a world standard!

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  3. Gosh Marie, well done on entering the awards - I also think that they should separate it into the biggies and the littleies - and I did caste my vote for you despite the fact that I never seem to blog these days. We certainly haven't had the wind that you have! Wonder when it's coming?

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  4. The seas have always drawn my imagination, my dreams. Your words coupled with the photo is doing the same all over again. It is easy to see why so many young men have been drawn to them as well.

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  5. Oh, I remember those winds from when I worked in Cape Town in the early 70's Marie, trying to cling to your skirt and the lamp post at the same time! Quite amazing, thank heavens we have few such wind storms here in Gauteng, imagine all the dust!

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  6. Thank you for the support, Liz! The winds of December.....are they reserved for this side of the Cape?

    Sherry, yes, I am sure they were attracted to the danger of the high seas!

    Maree,then you probably also know the phenomenon of having an umbrella in your hand one moment and the next it is gone forever! Yes, lucky for you! Even here the dust is such a problem! "Where does it enter", we often sigh!

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  7. Will you put up a picture of your mystery lily? Would love to see some more pictures of your garden too!

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  8. Looks as if Mitzy is saying, "Let's go watch this windy sea from the computer, Mom!". Lol

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  9. It looks very windy and your pup is too cute.

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  10. Hi Diana, I e-mailed the lily pics to you. I do mixed garden, or blommetjies as we say in Afrikaans. I had a post last year and it is a good idea you gave me to show more garden! This was the older one: (http://artistmarietheron.blogspot.com/2010/10/gardening-on-west-coast.html)

    Dean, she is so sweet, you just say: "Come model for me out there in the wind" and she follows! I am adding another photo to the blog!

    Thank you, Carol!

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  11. gawd...that doggie is a cutie! great post

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  12. Well I love your little cutie and I've enjoyed reading about your fair country on YOUR blog!!!

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  13. I was disappointed to see that the sites that won are very commercial. Bah humbug. I love your blog and theirs cannot compare!

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  14. Love your blog and you have some loyal followers Marie. I will peek at some but you have me hooked.
    Happy New year and I love that dog!

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