Adrenalin infuses each breath of Knysna as the Oyster Festival kick starts. Overboard for 29 hours, and surviving (a talk by Brett Archibald), seemed to make our 2 hour cycle insignificant. Although my sensitive bum might not agree! Somewhere between, storms and sunshine. Pizza. Red wine and laughter. Glowing fires and freezing hands. Worlds collide. This one. Gentle. Lights in the studio changed to LED
Addo Adventures We drove through the magnificent Titsikama forests, the roadside dusted with pink and a striking mauve flowering bush. Trees, tinged with yellow at the changing of season. Turning left from the sea, a sudden transition into the garden kingdom of the Addo Elephants. Smaller than their Northern brethren, dusted with red sands, they exude the carefree attitude of the surfers who call this stretch
Juba Town is crazy with streets full of traffic. Shops open and well stocked. Street side restaurants busy and people all over the place. Tents erected for weddings and the soccer fields have nets attached to the goal posts. Players jog around the field and go through their warmup drills. A semblance of normality, within which, even the speeding military vehicles and convoys
Tea Time, Oil on Canvas 40cmx30cm Waxbills and Red Bishop birds are companions on my jog around Juba3. Seeing Alison's great photo of waxbills I decided to do a painting. Not that I have ever painted birds before! After a massive fight, with feathers everywhere, a painting asserted itself. In the north of the country, there are fears of the impact that the Quela Quela
Tea Time Oil on Canvas 40cmx30cm (Available) Waxbills and Red Bishop birds are companions on my jog around Juba3. Seeing Alison's great photo of waxbills I decided to do a painting. Not that I have ever painted birds before! After a massive fight, with feathers everywhere, a painting asserted itself.
Farewell dinner for Mustafa UNOPS South Sudan Transit Guesthouse Traffic in Juba Town has returned to its normal shambolic state. Motorcycles doing their best to get everyone on board killed. Taxi's looking for a Guinness World Record for overloading at every stop. Pedestrians dodging blue water trucks and speeding 4X4's who all think they are the most important thing on the road. Police, in their