Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Journey begins on Emirates to Dubai and Amman

Drinks on board our direct flight from Durban to Dubai then connecting flight on Emirates to Amman, Jordan. The adventure begins.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Road to Damascus

Next week we fly to Amman, Jordan, via Dubai and will spend a week in Jordan and the Dead Sea and then travel up on the road to Damascus for another week. Exciting stuff. We were going to Beirut but the embassy savages don't want South Africans there so you have to either have a familymember or friend there who will vouch for you before they will consider giving a "general security" approval. So we switched airtickets to Jordan and the people have been amazing and friendly. Through the website Couchsurfing we have free accommodation and will even be picked up at the airport. Amazing hospitality thanks.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Another Birthday!!!

oh dear, another birthday gone!! You can see the flying.. cool headsets for the plane as well as aviation related magnets and magazine. We all enjoyed a great family dinner.. just missing Markie boy... but got some super cards from the kids... love you brats.. all made my day so special, even D-Tox was there!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Twins turn 11

We enjoyed a great morning at Giba Gorge yesterday for the twins' 11th birthday. Here's Kate-Lynn, Calvin, Caitlin, and Llewellyn having fun while I snapped the pics.

Calvin (right) with his friend Chris

Caitlin and Teddy

Llewellyn shows he can do it

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Phoenix hasn't risen

It is not often that a ship of the size of the Phoenix is wrecked on our coast. The last I recall was the Aimie Lykes in 1970 when I was still a schoolboy. The latest is the Phoenix which ran aground this week just up the road (or should I say beach) from Durban. Brad took the day picture and we all took a drive up last night to have a look. Amazing sight! The ship was en route to being scrapped, but made it's own way to an early graveyard after breaking anchor and drifting ashore. It seems like they will be pulling her off the rocks and sinking her offshore.