Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Malawian Holiday

As most of you know I was in Malawi a couple of months ago and after one week, the family and I started a wonderful adventure to explore further north of Blantyre.  Today I am showing you the shots I took on the journey, most of them when the car was travelling however I wanted you to see the kind of scenery there was.  We were heading for Montfort Cottage where we would be staying for 2 nights.  So I hope you are up to coming along with me on this adventure.









I took this shot to show you that when a vehicle breaks down, they put branches on the ground some distance from the truck to tell people know of the breakdown.  Legally they are supposed to put a red triangle out however in 4 weeks of being in Malawi and covering many miles, I only ever saw 2 used for this purpose!


As we passed village after village, we saw these stalls with fruit, vegetables and fish.




We stopped to buy some fruit.



This is sugar cane that the people buy and chew.  They love sweet things.





Just before we arrived at the cottage we saw quite a number of these baboons.



At last we arrived and before going into the house 
I spied these Weavers building their nest.



At last we arrived and before going into the house I spied this Weaver building their nest.  It is a male Red- headed Weaver.  Jo from East Africa verified this.



We were very pleased with the house we rented and this is Daniel, my grandson and Annika my granddaughter investigating.



This is the view from the garden at the front of the house.  You can see we are overlooking Lake Malawi and there are steps that lead directly onto the beach. Tomorrow we are taking Daniel to learn deep sea diving, so join me then as I continue my story.

I hope you enjoyed the scenery and thanks for joining me.

Many thanks for leaving comment.

29 comments:

  1. It looks a beautiful area. I think I would have settled for fruit and passed on the fish.

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  2. Hi Adrian Yep! That was our thought too!!

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  3. Oops...I clicked on WBW's link you left and this post came up. I am assuming your pink bird you used for linking is elsewhere. But, Margaret, I enjoyed this post very much. I most certainly would have stopped to watch the nest building. Wow.

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    1. HI Because we have time differences and Stewart posts on MY Tuesday, his Wednesday that is when I post my WBW and have done so for some time. However if you look at it when I have posted my next day or any following day, apparently it goes through to that post however all you need to do is look back on the posts if this is the one you wish to visit.

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  4. Lovely scenery in the first few images Margaret. I don't know how you managed with all that traffic and the gridlocked roads?...[;o)

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  5. Margaret, thanks for taking me along on your trip! The mountain scenery is gorgeous.. I love the veggie stands along the road.. The Weavers are cool birds, great photos.. Have a happy day!

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  6. Marvelous scenery captured beautifully, thank you Margaret. I thought it was a clever idea to use the branches as warning signs. The house looked very nice too.

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  7. These roadside stands are so much more appealing than our super markets, great shots and it is fun travelling with you.

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  8. Wow, now as far as holidays go, this is off the beaten path! That escarpment country is very beautiful, and it's amazing to see the weavers nesting casually under the edge of a house (kind of like the sunbirds in north QLD!)

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  9. Thank you for taking us on this marvelous tour. That's quite the nest the weaver is building!

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  10. beautiful terrain and colors in the landscapes. the markets are neat to see, too.

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  11. Great pictures, Margaret. Enjoyed the tour!

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  12. Looks like my kind of rental home --and area.. What a great view you have... I'd just take a book and sit there where I can see the water... Beautiful!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. My favorites today...I LOVE the wonderful Weavers you captured!!! And the cars driving to the mountains in the first picture, it is so beautiful.

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  14. Thank you so much for taking us along with you. The fruit and vegies stalls would have tempted me. The fish? Not.
    Love the brooding skies in those early photos.

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  15. What a spectacular post Margaret. I loved every image. Thanks so much for a wonderful tour!

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  16. Beautiful scenes and very interesting.

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  17. What beautiful countryside and sights to see!

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  18. That was a beautiful drive. The vegetables look delicious, the monkeys a little frightening, and the weavers very pretty. Thanks for sharing the journey.

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  19. Thank you for sharing your tour, beautiful scenery. I have chewed on a sugar cane years ago in Jamaica.

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  20. such pretty country and so much to see.

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  21. Hi Margaret, what a lovely post, again. Yes, the "red triangles" at vehicle breakdowns in Africa are the same all over. That is a very light-colored baboon - with white feet? And the weaver is a Red-headed Weaver male. Thanks for sharing. Greetings Jo

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  22. What a great trip! I'm so excited for your grandkids that they got to have such a wonderful experience! Neat that Daniel is learning to dive. The scenery is beautiful...the houses where you stayed are so nice! The people look so happy and welcoming!

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  23. What a wonderful adventure, and so beautifully illustrated. That first photo looks like a painting by one of the Masters!

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  24. You must have had such an interesting time. I enjoyed the variety of pictures, people, animals, and gorgeous scenery.

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  25. this looks like a beautiful place!!! the mountain views well especially pretty!!!!

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  26. A lot of beautiful and interesting photos of this such pretty place.

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