We visited South Africa in 2003, starting with a Kruger Safari and finishing with Cape Town. In our hire car we explored the Western Cape and were tipped off about this colony of penguins when we visited a fish restaurant in Betty’s Bay. Unlike the better known colony at Boulders Beach near Cape Town, there […]
Pink Pigeon, Mauritius Ok, it’s not quite a Dodo, the much missed (and oft quoted) bird that was indigenous to the Indian Ocean island before being eaten to extinction by Dutch sailors. However, Mauritius is the only place in the world that you will find pink pigeons in the wild. They can be found at […]
In 2004 we ventured to South Africa and made for the Western Cape. Whilst walking amongst the colorful fynbos we came across this fella way past it’s bedtime.
After the entertaining presentation & quiz we held in July, I am very happy to announce our second event on Monday 10th August at 8pm UK time. We are in for a real treat again this time as Lindy Pyrah will be reliving her amazing trip to Mauritania in Saharan West Africa. The adventure culminated […]
This is a photo taken by my late friend Andrew Healey when he was on safari in Africa.
Continuing the music that has embellished my travelling through the decades. 1990s Travel Highlights Following the third and last of my inter-rail trips in 1992, I was finally to travel outside of Europe, firstly to Israel in ’93. That independent trip cemented my wanderlust gene firmly into my being. We started in Jerusalem and took […]
On the first Sunday of the month I have joined together with a group of Twitter members to post a picture of a sunset from my photo archive. This shot is from 2007 and is taken in the grounds of Le Meridien Hotel. Check out my Twitter site @wilburstravels or search for #sundaysunsets to view […]
I rather enjoy visiting a botanical garden on my travels. Although far from a flora expert, a stroll through the landscaped displays of trees and flowers makes for a very pleasant few hours. Here are my three favourites visited thus far. Bogor, Indonesia (1997) On the island of Java, a 60km train ride from Jakarta, […]