Akabeko Golf Course

As the course continues to improve and the rains (when they come) aids the fairways growth, the golf course becomes more and more of a dream come true.

As the photo from the first tee shows the first fairway.

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The course wants to welcome all the permanent new arrivals, oh how happy these animals make me…

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The sable are young yet already they show the deep chested pride they’re well known for..

I am to stay on at the course and will now be in a position to blog more, to share my golf course with you all. I’m sure that you know it is not really my course and belongs in its entirety to the owner of the Akabeko Boutique Hotel, but my design and build, tweaked to his  satisfaction, still feels as though its mine…

This has been and will always be the most desired “bucket list” happening in my life.

 

 

 

Akabeko Golf Course

It’s been a long time coming.

A return in part to blogging. Why? Well we have reached that stage where not much more can be done before the rain falls.

When will it rain? Wish I knew…

The greens are so close to completion, just here and there that we need the grass to reach total coverage. Fairways have been top soiled and the grass in part is pushing through without water, strange but true…

It has been a dream designing and converting this….

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To this

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And this …

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Into this….

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and the real joy is having the wild life now on the course… doing their inspection…

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I’m hoping to get back into blogging on a more regular basis, so look for my likes and comments on your blogs…

A few photos from our trip.

I’m allowed to take a short break from designing and what better way to do it than to process a few photos from our last trip. The Kgalagadi was wonderful and photo wise very rewarding, but damn that desert can get cold… enjoy the photos… I still have so many to go through…

A fork tailed drongo.. close up..

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A horn bill…

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A starling….

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and as for this little entertainer… a taste of photos to come…

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It’s Official – I am to design and build a 9 hole golf course.

The emails have flowed between the owner and myself, I’ve visited the site a few times and now the contract has been awarded me. So for the next six months I will be “on and off” the blogging scene.

Unfortunately the internet is not of the best where we are going, but when I can I’ll look in at your blogs, doubtful if I will get a chance to blog myself, but that’s life.

This has been a life long dream, to design and build a golf course from scratch, has long been on my “bucket list”, in fact for more years than I can remember.

Here’s a few photos from our recent trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park…… I have 100’s to share and now I don’t have the time…..

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“I will be back” as Arni said…. just give me the time to build a Golf Course…

Trying to find the time…

After a record month in the Laundry, hell only two and a bit tons of laundry done… I find a quick look at the blog, astounds me to see I’m about to post my 800th post…

So here is the 800th… compared to some of you I’m probably still a baby trying to find my feet…

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Running here and there does not allow me much family time with all of you, but I do know you understand… here’s to the family…

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So I will need to find the time to rebuild my little nest, and get back to visiting you all…

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Have a good week, day, month… hell have a good rest of the year…

More of Kalahari trip last year…

Dianne Gray post today, or maybe yesterday was titled You can’t hide your lion eyes… she admits to an obsession with eyes.. and that had me thinking of a few I captured on our last trip to the Kalahari Gemsbok Park… here is a link to her post… https://diannegray.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/you-cant-hide-your-lion-eyes/

Pop over and have a look… here’s a few eyes for her….

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we were close and the ldv mirror got in the way…

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That close…

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But this last one is one of my favourites…

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Now that’s a beady eye…