Friday, May 30, 2008

Skywatch Friday, still on the road!

Hope you are not already bored out of your skulls with our trip to Lesotho! On the way back, we took a different route back through the Eastern Cape. I never realised we lived in such a varied and picturesque province, it was a real eye opener.

It began raining as we stood in line at the Border Post to leave Lesotho, and continued most of the way to our next overnight stop. We travelled through quite a few mountain passes as we left the Mountain Kingdom and descended back to sea level, which gave great panoramic views of countryside and stormy skies.

Approaching Queenstown, all was serene, with a faint rainbow to mark the end of the rain.

Then only 10 minutes later, we rounded a bend to see these dramatic clouds, as the sun headed off over the horizon.



We got into town as it was getting dark, spotted a sign for a B&B, and followed it to a delightful place called Justine's, where a farmer's wife, well practiced in the art of gracious hospitality, has set up an award winning guesthouse. Our room had all the comforts we could want (at an extremely reasonable price) and breakfast the next morning was the kind of meal that leaves you feeling good all day!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! And to see lots of fascinating skies, hop across to Tom's friendly spot at Wiggers World.

PS I just looked outside and had to add one more pic, because it is not such a shabby view from here either!

27 comments:

Juliana RW said...

nice sky you have.... i see rainbow at 2nd shot :D

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picturing said...

wow...you have beautiful photos....

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Gallicissa said...

They look dramatic and fabulous!
Have a good weekend!

Deslilas said...

Fantastic landscapes !

Ida said...

Beautiful landscape.
Great series.
Love no. 2! :)

babooshka said...

The are fantastic. The open space is so inviting. Wonderful collection.

Abraham Lincoln said...

If these were taken in sequence it looks like you just made it home in time to miss a storm.

Nice photography.

SandyCarlson said...

Bored? No way! I'm loving this tour of another continent through the eyes of an artist.

pts said...

a series of beautiful beautiful photographs.keep it up.

quinttarantino said...

The open space is so inviting. And the photos are fabulous!

eyestothesky said...

bored? Hardly, one can never get bored at such beauty! TGIF!

Anna said...

These are gorgeous. What great views you have. I especially love that one with the road going around the curve and the rainbow.

Ackworth Born said...

Isn't it great to stumble on a good B&B at the end of a day touring?

I do miss those times but love hearing about it from other bloggers.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

NO way could I ever be bored .... these are spectacular. The rainbow is perfect... it's like traveling down the road and right around the corner will be the pot of gold!!
Beautiful photography!
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Jennifer Robin said...

That first shot in particular is just gorgeous!

Petunia said...

Love your shots:) The second one is so beautiful!

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For The People said...

I loved the photographs. Nice blog!

CrazyCow said...

Lovely dramatic sky.

Jenty said...

I LOVE the second one with the rainbow!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful.. and never ever get board of them.. By the way...hows that swamp coming on.. ;o).. I'm glad I made you chuckle..

Daniel J Santos said...

All beautiful images, excellent.

imac said...

Great shots all of them - 3 4 5 i love, 2 nice to follow the road.

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Rose said...

B E A U T I F U L! Every one of them!

chrome3d said...

Africa in panorama, I love these! Especially the 4th with dramatic sunset.

T.R. said...

so so beautiful that landscape begs my being there. Sigh -- I think its the longest scheduled flight in the world. I've made that trip about six times -- I would like to be there today though. Thanks for the email the other day.

John said...

Fantastic landscapes shots!

Tommy V said...

great series of pictures