Archive for June 2012

Wild Card

Saturday, 30. June 2012

We applied for a Wild Card a while ago. The Wild Card allows unlimited access to the National Parks. I wonder whether we will make sufficient use.

Getting the Wild Card was quite a mission. Administration took so long, that once it was sent, our post box was changed, and the post office didn’t act accordingly. So the card was sent back to SANParks. Numerous phone calls and days, if not weeks later we got it, thru a notification in our post box to pick it up in the post office.

An other benefit of the Wild Card is getting regularly sent the Wild Card magazine.

Is anybody detecting anything?

It is Winter

Tuesday, 26. June 2012

When I left the house this morning (late, at about 7:00, the sun was shining)

there was frost

on the lawn.

Luckily not on the car.  Windshield ice scraping would be a first time experience here, that I really don’t miss. 😉

Crazy Weather

Friday, 8. June 2012

Back from Germany, where over the course of 5 summer days I saw the sun for maximum 5  hours (in total). And day temperatures there were lower than our winter days when I left South Africa last Saturday.

But it seems I have brought winter with me. As of today temperatures have dropped significant. And now we encounter again the poor insulation of houses here.