Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Carnarvon Fly-in 2006 Part 2

With the price of petrol it is these days, it is sometimes cheaper to just push the plane. We had to move it to allow other planes to take-off.

This was the ATC (Air Traffic Controllers). Thanks to them all the aircraft could takeoff and land without any problems.

Birdfield Wines and Oranjerivier Wine Cellars had stalls in the hangar from Saturday. They sold wine, Sherry, Port, Jerepigo, Muscadel, Brandy, Witblits and more. We will still go to the Oranjerivier Wine Cellars just to buy some more of their Jerepigo.

The SA
Red Cross Air Mercy Service(AMS)
was there to give their support for the fund raising. The funds raised this year will be used to install the lights on the runway. The AMS can't use the airstrip in Carnarvon at night at the moment because there are no lights. With lights the population in this area will have access to the medical emergency services at any time.
EDIT 29-June-2006: Check the AMS Website for more of my PICS.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sutherland and the SALT Part 1

This is the Primrose Bed and Breakfast in Sutherland. We spent the last three days here. It is run by Denise and David. We want to thank them again for an absolutely brilliant stay. It really did feel like visiting old friends.

It was so cold during the night, that everything had frost on in the morning.

We went to go see the SALT. It is amazing to see the technology at work here. The tour is worth it, if you are willing to participate. ;) I don't want to give to much information about the SALT, but as you can see this building is huge.

There are quite a few other telescopes on the plateau. From Korea, Germany, UK and of course South Africa.

Carnarvon Fly-in 2006 Part 1

On the way to Carnarvon, early in the morning before the sun came up.

This is the "Three Sisters" that the town "Three Sisters" is named after.

This is the road from Victoria West via Loxton to Carnarvon.

When we got to Carnarvon, there were still some Trike's in the hanger.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Cape Town in the dark again.

Well the power cuts are back. It seems there was a problem with some equipment so they did an emergency shutdown since they could not monitor the exact problem.

The picture I added today, was taken earlier this week from "Lovers Lane" on Tygerberg hill. I drive past there from work everyday and try to stop when ever there is a beautiful sunset like this.