Author Archives: Vanessa Dewson

South Africa Photo Tour – Day 7

Hard to believe we’ve been in South Africa for a week already! Today we went on a boat cruise around the lagoon up to the Knysna Heads. It was amazing to see just how devastating the June fires were when you compare the left side (residential) to the right (Featherbed...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 6

We began the day by visiting the Cango Caves. There are a few cave paintings near the opening but the real draw are the caves themselves. I took my tripod out for a few long exposure images to capture the beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites. After the caves, we...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 5

This morning we headed back down to the coast with a stop at Stony Point to see more penguins – in sunshine this time! We then went to Hermanus to see Southern Right Whales from shore. It’s one of the best places in the world to see whales without having...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 4

We woke up to clear, sunny skies so we decided to attempt to go up Table Mountain. Unfortunately, so did everyone else who, like us, missed out yesterday because the wind and clouds meant the cable cars weren’t running. Though the line was MUCH longer than on Wednesday, it was...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 3

Today we learned a lot about the history and culture of Cape Town, beginning with a visit to the District 6 museum. This was an area where residents of all ethnicities were forcibly removed from their homes during the apartheid era and moved to various townships. Most of the homes...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 1

Today was still a travel day for one of our guests but those of us who got here early decided to hike up Lion’s Head Peak. It’s the smallest of the three famous mountains that form the beautiful background of Cape Town but it’s probably one of the most challenging...

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France: Horses & Wine Photo Tour – Day 5

We left Avignon bright and early and made our way to Pont du Gard. An incredible ancient Roman aquaduct that is the highest and one of the best preserved of all elevated aquaducts. Afterwards, we sweet-talked our driver to drive along country roads looking for a poppy field that we...

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