A new Car for a Motorbike…

I’m still here by my Son in Kathu… and will be till next month… but he and his wife surprised us with a new car…. so we bought him a motorbike, like all good parents we made sure he can’t have an accident on this one… I think who ever made it is a true artist and very handy… its 200 mm ( 8 inches) tall… and so well made… some enterprising person sat and worked this out and welded it together… bearings, chains, bolts, nuts, caps, washers, locknuts, galvanised pipe fittings and who knows what else… brilliant…









































And we bought him a fisherman to go with the bike, also made from the same material… again brilliant…



Red-knobbed Coot.

The Red-knobbed Coot or Crested Coot, (Fulica cristata),

is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae.

The Red-knobbed Coot is largely black except for the white facial shield. It is 38–45 cm (15–18 in) long, spans 75–85 cm (30–33 in) across the wings and weighs 585–1,085 g (1.29–2.39 lb.). As a swimming species, it has partial webbing on its long strong toes. The juvenile is paler than the adult, has a whitish breast, and lacks the facial shield; the adult’s black plumage develops when about 3-4 months old, but the white shield is only fully developed at about one year old, some time later.

These photos taken at Rietvlei Dam….

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