|Can I complete the whole of Round 9 of ABC Wednesday based on our four week stay in South Africa in February? Click on the photos to enlarge.|
Phew! I managed to make it through the alphabet from South Africa and with quite a few examples for the letter Z. First up is this Zephyr in bronze and chrome that you can find on the waterfront at Knysna.
It is the work of South African artist Stephan Raubenheimer and weighs 62kg when off its Jarrah-wood base. It was created in 1997 and was on display in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000 during the America’s Cup Regatta.
Zephyr was on sale for £1,940 (a little over $3,000) but is now a permanent feature in Knysna.
Zibi was created by political cartoonist, Dov Fedler, in 1979 as part of the Keep South Africa Beautiful campaign which existed at the time and was brought out of retirement in 2010.
I spotted this trailer in Montagu and it belongs to JJ Adventures that specialises in tours around the town and the Breede River.
I think the zebra trailer is used to transport motorcycles judging by the Harley Davidson sticker on the side.
I mentioned last week that we came up close and personal with South Africa’s yellowwood trees as we clambered round the tree trunks from one zipline to another.
The height was dizzying, but so were the rides as we ‘flew’ through the tree canopy, sometimes stopping ourselves halfway across.
For some reason, I was the only man on our particular tour, apart from our guides, but I have the certificate above to prove that Shooting Parrots made it through in one piece, just as I’ve made it through this round of ABC Wednesday based on our South African adventure.
If you’re a glutton for punishment, you can see a nervous Mr Parrot in action below.