Friday, 15 January 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Boat trip on Shire River at Mejete (3) and FRIDAY'S HUNT

These are Bushbuck Antelope coming down quietly to have a drink at this small water hole.  After coming off the boat on the River Shire in Malawi, these photographs were taken from the elevated position of a hide.

















Now photographs for the Friday's Hunt meme.

As most of you know by now, I am back in Northern Ireland from Malawi however I thought I would share my last  photograph I took in Malawi and the first one I took when I arrived back.  Since we were looking for the letter 'C' this week, most of the photographs begin with 'C' so here we go.



Two of these CHILDREN belong to my family's gardener who lives with his wife and family in a house on the property, the other child belongs to Martha who comes to clean the house.  Bags all packed so off we go to the Blantyre Airport.  If I have to pick a FAVOURITE shot this would be it however I would rather  leave that up to you!


I am secure INSIDE the aeroplane CABIN, seat belt fastened and all the inside shots were taken from the other window seat that I was seating at.  As I say goodbye to Blantyre for now, as one chapter closes and another one opens in my life.


I loved when we were about the CLOUDS and the sun was setting and I even managed to get a ‘not so good’ reflections shot.  I am sure the lady who was sitting at that window wondered what I was doing as it liiked liked I was photographing her!!



The CAPTAIN came on and told us to look to the right hand side (my side) and rising about the CLOUDS, we would see Mount Kilimanjaro which is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,877 metres (16,001 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level.  I am afraid this shot did not do it justice.



On arriving home after nearly a month away, I had presents and cards to open and this hand painted CHRISTMAS CARD was from my good blogging friend Jo, who lives in South Africa. I was thrilled.

I am linking this post with WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.and FRIDAY'S HUNT

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those people who leave comments.

44 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm "C"rying as I read about you flying over my part of the world (that was, *sigh*) Love the children photo the best. I love East African children and have a folder full of photos of these sweet mites. I'm so glad you received my card. It looks quite cool on your post! I tried to be original (like your card was) and this was the best I could find: a young girl in Ladybrand who hand paints cards! Have a great day, dear friend. Jo

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  2. Hi again, I've added a comment; this time about the bushbuck. What beautiful reflections; your photography is really great. In my experience, bushbuck are shy animals so these shots were really special. Thanks for sharing. Oh how I miss East Africa. Blessings Jo

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  3. Such adorable creatures!
    Great series!

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  4. What a great spot in the desert, and I love those views out of the airplane.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. Belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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  6. Love the views from the plane and the antelope photos are wonderful. Have a great weekend.

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  7. The children are so sweet! Love to know you take pictures from the plane, when you are such a wide,y traveled person. When we fly, everyone else is always seems so blasé ... I love to take sky pictures. Fun you had a delayed Christmas when you got home

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  8. What a lovely animal they are, and your captures throughout are all incredible. Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Hello, Margaret!
    The beautiful antelope. We are happy to watch such great pictures.
    Welcome home.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucia

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  10. Although I would love to do what you did in visiting, I know I would love going home, too.

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  11. That must have been very exciting watching the antelope from a hide.

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  12. The antelope are just amazing and your photos do them proud! i love the shots from the plane - the clouds were so dramatic!

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  13. The bushbuck antelope is a beautiful animal, dare I say cute. I love the black stripe down its back.
    Leaving must have been hard but at least you got a passing view of Mt.Kilmanjaro

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  14. The shots from the plane are beautiful! I find the antelope like the giraffe such elegant animals - one of a kind shots, Margaret! Hope your jetlag won't last too long:)

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  15. Beautiful critters, and lovely children. Still, I imagine it was good to be home.

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  16. Gorgeous pictures! So beautiful animals, it must have been a phantastic travel!

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  17. what a cool pattern on these beautiful antelope....they provided some really beautiful reflections!!!!

    very nice images from the plane window!!!!

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  18. The Bushbuck are beautiful animals. I love the sky shots and the mountain that you got from the plane.

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  19. Nice shots out the airplane window. And great pics of the antelope too.

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  20. What beautiful and gentle looking creatures. Those children were adorable too.

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  21. Lovely shots. Those antelope were quite attractive, I had never seen the bushbuck variety.

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  22. Looks like the whole antelope family. Pretty animals. Beautiful children! I agree with "favorite" shot. What a lovely card!

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  23. those antelope are quite lovely.

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  24. I like the delicate stripes on the antelope and beautiful cloud shots.

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  25. Gigantic pictures!
    Happy weekend
    Crissi

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  26. Beautiful pictures of the antelopes.
    Beautiful shots from the plane.
    Best regards, Irma

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  27. WOW. sights I would never see on my own...thanks

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  28. Wow. Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing them. I hope you have a amazing weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. :)

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  29. Aren't they adhorable, the Bushbuck Antelopes drinking, fantastic photos.

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  30. There is never enough to be said for you pictures, Margaret. What a thrill this trip had to be and what a perfect set of pictures (reflection and all) of the antelope. You may have been in a hide, but they clearly knew you were there. They keep looking your way to make sure you were not a danger to them. The children a lovely and the airplane pictures, well that is something I do and I truly appreciate the beauty on high, as do you. It's good to have some time to visit your blog ... it is probably short lived as I will be leaving for Thailand on February 9 ... I hope I can do it justice with my camera as you do with yours. Be well, Margaret ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  31. The Bushbuck Antelopes are such beautiful animals. Lovely sky view from inside the aeroplane. The childen are cute.

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  32. These are all so amazing! What a wonderful experience to see that part of the world. Your shots from inside the plane are stunning. Thank you so much for joining Friday's Hunt.

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  33. Your photos are absolutely amazing!

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  34. Your antelope pictures are nice, Margaret. Those animals are really pretty.
    Cute children in the picture too. I had to look up Malawi. I knew where I was when I found that it was formerly a part of Rhodesia.
    We had a car club meeting today at John's, the owner of the cars I posted. Mrs. Jim and I, as well as John, are charter members of the Montgomery (a Texas county) Early Ford V8 Club. He wants $18,200 for the black 1930 Ford Coupe.
    ..

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  35. The white stripes of the antelope are beautiful.

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  36. Margaret, That is a lot of "C" words. Great job. Love the photos. Sylvia D.

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  37. Beautiful shots all. I'm sure you are missing Malawi but looking forward to whatever comes next

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  38. The children are beautiful and the perfect word for the letter 'C'. I have perused some of your photos from Malawi as one of the ladies in a bible study group I attend lived there for years with her missionary husband and talks fondly of her time and a life long friend she made.

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  39. I love the markings on the antelope! I haven't flown on an airplane in a looong time but I always enjoyed the view looking down on the clouds. Great pictures!!

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  40. What amazing photos, and a wonderful journey, I am sure!

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