Category: Trips

The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2017

The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2017

Having hosted a very successful (inaugural) fly fishing festival in 2016, we (the UHTFC committee) decided to build on the event by hosting our second festival in 2017. We updated the format, extending the festival by a day to 2 days, and then threw in a formal dinner and  braai. Although Neill and I were fishing in the …

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A Moment in Gothenburg, Sweden

A Moment in Gothenburg, Sweden

Flying into Sweden was an incredible experience. As we approached Stockholm I was surprised by the sheer number of lush, green islands nestled in the Baltic Sea. And I was equally as surprised by the never ending landscapes filled with indigenous forests and lakes on approach to Gothenburg. I was left wondering which fish species …

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The Boston Fly Fishing Festival 2017

The Boston Fly Fishing Festival 2017

Arrival and Registration The 7th annual Boston Fly Fishing Festival was once again held on the weekend of the 16th June. And for the 5th year in a row this meant missing my wedding anniversary in favour of the event. Thankfully I have a forgiving wife, and had booked a week-long family holiday at Castleburn, …

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Eating in India

Eating in India

I just completed my third business trip to India in 3 months. It’s been a remarkable experience travelling to India so frequently. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to travel the country as I’ve been stuck in the office, but it’s been great none the less. I’ve gotten to experience some of Pune, a lot of …

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Snow Hunting at Meadow Lane

Snow Hunting at Meadow Lane

Having had an immensely successful snow adventure 2 years ago (click here for the full report), we decided to give it another go when we heard that large falls were predicted over for the weekend. I took some unplanned, last minute leave and booked accommodation at a venue called Meadow Lane, just outside of Underberg. …

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Running in Pune, India

Running in Pune, India

I’m currently in the enjoyable position of frequently travelling to India on business. While I spend 99% of my time in the office (or hotel), and therefore don’t get to see as much of India as I would like to, I do make every effort to get out and about as often as I can. And the best …

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India! A Sensory Extravaganza!

India! A Sensory Extravaganza!

India is a sensory extravaganza! There’s no other reasonable way to describe it. The only caveat to that statement is that during my stay I only managed to spend time in two cities, Pune and New Delhi, and sadly never got to experience rural India. Would a change in my itinerary have changed my views? Probably …

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Umngazi River Bungalows

Umngazi River Bungalows

We were lucky enough to be treated to a week at Umngazi River Bungalows shortly after having our second daughter. So after spending a weekend with Sharon’s folks on the farm we headed south to the Umngazi River mouth. Despite it being only 130kms away as the crow flies (from the farm), it was 220kms …

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Family Fun at Gooderson Monk’s Cowl

Family Fun at Gooderson Monk’s Cowl

Being the queen of FOMO, my sister made a last minute decision to fly out to South Africa to meet her niece (or perhaps visit her mother, who knows). We therefore decided to treat her to a weekend away, Prior-family style. Sadly my attempt to turn this into a fishing trip failed and we chose Gooderson …

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