Montague Bird Sanctuary- Leidam

In the centre of the small and beautiful town of Montague, 180 km from Cape Town in South Africa is the Leidam Bird Sanctuary. According to Professor Google, 52 species of birds have been identified there. If you go to Montague don’t miss it. Perhaps the Sacred Ibis is the star. As you can see, I am still feeling my way with iMovie using my iPhone! Enjoy.

Climbing a Mountain by Tractor

I want to share with you something exciting we did a few months ago.

We went up a mountain by tractor and really enjoyed it. I am confident you would enjoy it too.

The tractor ride started at the foot of Langeberg mountain on Protea Farm about 29 km from Montague in the Western Cape of South Africa.

I will put some pictures below.

Make sure you phone first. When we arrived we paid and climbed aboard the trailer which is pulled up the mountain by a very powerful tractor (four massive wheels). The road to the top twists and curves.. The views are spectacular. Halfway up we stopped and were given delicious fruit. At the top is a large hut with a viewing platform More refreshments. The air is bracing .Cameras don’t stop clicking.

The mountain is 1500m high so from the top we could see for miles around including Robertson and beyond.

Then it was back down the winding and twisty road to the bottom where we enjoyed a delicious potjiekos. For those of you who are not from South Africa, a potjiekos is a mouth watering stew cooked in a large pot over a fire. The potjiekos definitely called for a second helping.

Here are three pictures. Please scroll down. Thank you.

Mighty wheels!
On the top
The viewing platform

Mozart and Connie’s Cottages

There is an exquisite garden in Montagu in the Western Cape of South Africa. The garden is part of Connie’s Cottages which are self catering. The garden is much more extensive than shown in the one picture below. The beautifully planned garden reminded me of the theme from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Recently we stayed at the Cottages. When we returned home I played the clip below as a small thank you to the owner Connie, for a really happy visit. And. Thank you Connie for allowing me to play your precious piano.

This post was not solicited. It is a genuine thank you

Montagu. An exciting tractor ride. A delicious meal.

Just outside Montagu in the Western Cape you can go up a high mountain. It is amazing. You go in the trailer pulled by a tractor. What a view! At the end of the ride you come down to a magnificent lunch. Have a look at the pictures and you will see why it is a great thing to do. There are 7 pictures.

The tractor and trailer
Just under the summit
What a view!
It is actually over 5,000 feet at the summit
Boiling the water for coffee and tea
A great choice of delicious food for lunch