The view from our back deck. People do not have back or front fences here for the most part.
Taken from the back sliding door onto the deck
On Sunday we decided to go for a drive (Luckily we took the 4x4). We ended up in a reserve with a gorgeous little hotel in it and loads of camping sites. Then we decided to just take a drive and see where we ended up. Well, I am sure we ended up on top of the world! We climbed up and up and up a mountain. We were so high up that there was still snow lying on the ground in parts and it was quite thick. Considering the warm weather we have been having it really must have been very high up. We didn't have a GPS with us to measure the altitude unfortunately. We will definitely do that route again sometime in the hopes that the snow has melted by then and we will be able to get even higher up.
So close you can almost touch it
This lake is at the hotel in the reserve I mentioned earlier in my post
This river too
Our mountain climb start. That's Hennie in front (yes the poor man is visiting again) and us at the back
That's us going up and up...
And higher still
Hennie getting through the snow behind us after we decided to turn around. It was very deep and slippery
And down we come!
Taken at the start of the 4x4 climb
Right next to the road
On top of the world!
As was this little guy. I think he looks like a Dassie but not sure what he is called here.
I don't know if you remember I said we had bought Jared a train table for his birthday and had decided not to give it to him till we got here because it was just too big to move so many times? Well we finally gave it to him the day after we arrived here. He loves it and 2 weeks later I still have to drag him away from it. He plays with it all day.
The photos are a bit dark because I didn't take out the big flash.
And to finish off this long, overdue update, there was a fireworks display in Sparwood last week Friday. Now because it only gets dark here after 10:30pm in summer the display only started at 11pm so Hannes had to go alone. He desperately wanted to take some photos and as you can see he got some gorgeous shots as usual.