PropCare have recently launched their mobile app which enables you to find a property specialist in your area.. from plumbers, electricians and maintenance guys to conveyancing attorneys and real estate agents. Durban Skyye Flight School and Mc Naught and Company Durban Attorneys have teamed up with PropCare to offer this competition prize of a flight over Durban in our Sling Aircraft. To enter, click on the link to their webpage here and follow the instructions.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Although I keep a separate blog and record of my time as a pilot, this family and activities blog Durban View would not be complete without some of the magnificent photos I have been able to take of the view of Durban from the sky. Here are a few I took this weekend. You can see more on my aviation blog Do Eagles Dare.
|My City Council Ward Fynnland (1988 - 1996) took in this portion of the Bluff from the harbour to Beacon Road and included Kingsrest and Marlborough Park to the left of the Bluff before the harbour in this photo|
|The military base still occupies the end of the Bluff|
It's not often one gets to dress up these days, so Llew's sister Liesl and Matt's 10th wedding anniversary celebration was a rare oppportunity and what a spectacular evening. It was held at their home in Durban with a Chef and her team arriving the prepare the table and food and serve the meal and drinks in style. The theme was black and white and the guests and table all looked splendid and the food was top-notch. Well done and congratulations guys. May the next 10 years be just as memorable and happy.
My daughter is excellent keeping us up-to-date with her adventures in South Korea. It was a long weekend this weekend and she and some of her mates took advantage with a hiking tour not too far from Busan where she is living. Here are some pics she sent..
|The girls go hiking in Naejangsan, South Korea|
|Kate is on top of the world|
|We came from down there..|
|Chido, Leoni and Chelsea|
|Stunning view down - Korea is truly beautiful|
|I spy with my little eye..|
|Selfie with Chido, Leoni, Chelsea, and Kate|
|That was a bit exhausting|
Saturday, September 27, 2014
With the autumn festival in Korea, most shops were closed for a few days, except the markets and tourist attractions so we went on a train and bus mission visiting the whole day and into evening meeting up in the park for frisbee with the mates. Kate also carted a bottle of red wine with us all day to enjoy in the park, sans a corkscrew, so we put all our tricks to good use opening the bottle by hitting the base on the tree until the cork is pressured to pop out. It could have ended in a disaster as the bottle smashed in Mark's hands and he got a few little cuts. The wine alas nurtured the tree instead and we went thirsty. Liquor is mighty expensive here and a bottled beer out cost 80 000 won or R80. A local draft beer was not too bad around R40 for 500ml. Cocktails were R80 - R120. So upwards of double/3 times our prices.
|Strange things for sale to cook or eat|
|These were fabulous.. like mini-doughnuts, but filled with custard and shaped like fish|
|We took many bus and train rides whereever we went. Most places were 5 - 9 stops away or a 20 - 45 min train ride. Tickets were R13 a ride or you could buy a day pass which worked out a little cheaper|
|These selfie sticks were all the rage with Koreans who have shorter arms, but I got one too for larger crowd scenes at home|
|We took the tram/tractor to see the cliffs and the lighthouse in the national park|
|The kids love horsying around|
|This was for Lisa|
|Another heart pose for Lisa|
|I love this family photo|
|The last time she was here, Kate climbed down to stand on this rock wedged between the cliffs|
|Saving the Rhino in Korea|
|The street markets were abuzz and we were hungry|
|A leek pancake with soy sauce|
|These were like sticky glutinous rice noodles with spicy sauce|
|Also dumplins and fish or calamari type pieces|
|I definitely wasn't trying these fried beach beetles|
|Sausage/hot dog stick|
|Fritters with sesame seeds, chocolate and syrup|
|The fish market.. must have been a kilometre of outdoors and indoor shops stuffed with live sea creatures|
|Dried fish in sheets or slabs like peanut brittle|
|Beautiful light changing fountain in the park.. Kate here with Leonie from Somerset West|
|The boys were hungry again|
|Canadian Dave joined us in the Park|
|Time for some frisbee in the park|
The day/evening's adventure never stops. From the park we walked to a place where we could taste their frozen pudding... sort of famous like Wakaberry. It is frozen flakes/shaved frozen milk with different toppings like condensed milk, chocolate, nuts, berries or cheesecake etc and makes a delicious snack usually served in a large bowl for 2, 3 or 4 to share...
From here it was walk and train home and into bed again past 12/1am !!!