Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The last days of our holiday.

Wynand, Nadia and Lukas joined us in Plettenberg Bay on Thursday and we spent the day on Friday at Birds of Eden and Monkey Land.
Many of the birds at Birds of Eden are rather tame and come and sit on your shoulder or arm.  They go for any shiny object and I had to remove the studs from my ears or they would have done it for me;-D  Here a Ringneck is sitting on Wynand's arm.
A Knysna Loerie.
These three parrots were cornered by a couple of children and it was hillarious, they even laughed when the children laughed.
A Golden Pheasant Cock and Hen.
He was really showing off.
Still very much in love...proper Love Birds;-D

Monkey Land is also situate at the Craggs outside Plettenberg Bay.  This has become a sanctuary for various monkeys that have at some stage been in captivity in zoos and some were previously pets.  We were fortunate to see most of the species that now live in the sanctuary.
The Gibbon
Vervet monkeys
Golden Howler Monkey
This funny chap is a Spectacle Langur
This cute little monkey is Lukas!
This suspension bridge caused some serious stress for Nadia, who has a fear of heights.
The bridge is 128 metres long and high above the forest floor.
...after a long day!

Thanks for the visit.



  1. Lynette ur photo's are simply magnificent...well done.

  2. Oh wow Lynette, your photos are incredible!!!!

  3. Sjoe, this was a lovely post to read and look at the photos.

    It also brought back real memories of our last trip to MonkeyLand...I was 8wks pregnant with my first and I almost fainted (heat, low blood pressure) etc so they called the medics etc. LOL Such a drama and we never did get to see the park.

    I think its time to visit again with all 3 of MY very own monkeys!

  4. Fabulous photos they tell a wonderful story . Love the last one such bliss you are very blessed. Enjoy.

  5. Oh Lynette, your pictures are simply stunning.

  6. LOVE all of the amazing photos you shared this post, Lynette. The birds were especially stunning. Looks like a fun outing. I would have been with Nadia on that bridge though - I am terrified of heights.
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. hey..i also fear heights! so nice family outing.. good to be so much in love! :)

  8. Oh my goodness Lynette!
    These are absolutely amazing!
    They took my breath away...and the sweet one at the end was precious:)
    Love them all!

  9. GREAT pictures!! Love the ones of the birds, amazing!! Looks like a great time, and I would be fearful of that bridge as well!!

  10. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! WOW WOW WOW!! Looks like an amazing place to visit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. Beautiful photos.
    Delightful post.
    We also enjoyed our time at monkey land.

  12. BEAUTIFUL photos! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Love the pics! Did you get a new camera? Your photos are amazing; what's the secret?

  13. Sjoe! Stunning fotos!


  14. What a gorgeous post my friend. Stunning stunning photos too. I see you're really using your different settings and taking to heart what our teacher taught us.

    loved reading this. xxx

  15. Everyone has said it it but I have to say it too -
    Your photos are just beautiful Lynette! You have a real eye for what makes a good pic too.
    Lovely post!

  16. Okay so I'll say it again LOL...your photos are AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING! Glsd you had what looks like an A-W-E-some time too & hope you feel refreshed ;-D

  17. breathtaking nature pics ! & gorgeous fam ones too ! woot !

  18. The photos are very beautiful!
    It feels like I have been to Monkeyland myself! Love going to the place when we are there...
    Thanks for sharing :D

  19. Stunning stunning stunning - looks like you have a wonderful day!

  20. dropping in a bit late! your photos are stunning lynette, those birds are just beautiful and the colours are breathtaking:) well done!

  21. We saw those same scarlet birds (Ibis?) at Jhb zoo and I was found them so gorgeous. Brad and I spent the whole day there. I love those baby Vervet monkeys with their big pink ears. What a lovely time spent with your loved ones.

  22. Wow, what stunning pics:-) and looks like you had a wonderful holiday.


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