Visiting the "Mother City" and more...

Visiting the "Mother City" and more...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Arriving in P.E.




















Africa's own " windy city," a.k.a. Port Elizabeth is the 2nd largest city in S.A. . Located on the Eastern Cape, It has also been deemed the "friendliest city".

The temps are a 10 degrees warmer than our last location. This active port and and popular seaside getaway lies directly on the Indian ocean. We flew here on June 30; approx. 500 miles from Capetown. So far, we have partaken in a variety of adventure activities just within the first 4 days. First up were the the Safari Parks. I would say it was a little dangerous, as we were in Lion country until 10 pm at night without a gun seeking out the king of the jungle; to shoot with a Cannon EZ Shot...
*** Notice how we are reacting when a Rhino decides to check us out.
Schotcia Game Reserve


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It was a bit scary from time to time as we acted like Steve Irwin ... [***Messing around with nature.] Enjoy the White Rhino...


















5 comments:

Mel said...

LOVE the expression on Tanja's face when she is watching the rhino so close!

Tanja said...

I was REALLY scared! I kept looking at our guide guy, who is also a professional hunter to see if his face showed any nervousness, because at some point we couldn't have left even if we wanted to, because they were soooo close. But he seemed pretty calm. He exlpained that they can not see really well, so I thought, well they can't see us, but then they were right next to us, so NOW they can see us! Right?
I kept thinking if he rams his horn into the side of the car I will be the first one to day, but it would have been a cool story! ha ha ha....well it seems funny NOW.

Sabine said...

sure it seems funny now. and death by Rhino is definitely something to write home about... but, HOLY COW!! as awesome as it looks, is, I would have been scared to death!! But how awesome that we can see all the adventures you guys are on! I just love your blog, Bill. Thank you so much for doing this!!

Bill Price said...

Thank You Sabine. I really enjoy logging the events over again.
As you know, we are not really into doing things more than once, so this blog will serve as our own moment to reflect upon in the future as we are hopefully planning to visit some other wonderful location...
Thanks for tuning in and commenting. I am glad you like the reporting. Writing is not easy for me.

Kirsten and Bobs World said...

HOLLY COW....I would have peed in my pants or would have gotten a serious case of Diarreah. They are impressive animals but I could do without experiencing their Horn.
Tanja's facial expression was priceless....lol