Saturday, 2 March 2013

Postcard from South Africa

I was delighted yesterday when I received a  post card from Gaelyn of Geogypsy fame, you can see her travel blog right HERE, or her general blog HERE.  


Gaelyn started exploring US National Parks in 1977 and 20 years later became a Park Ranger. As she says, every world-wide designated landscape, and historic site within the systems of preservation, has a unique story about people and place. She likes to share some of those stories with you.  Her photos of the Grand Canyon are quite extraordinary, and if you have never visited the canyon, I suggest you take a look at some of Gaelyn's past photos at her old blog Here.  

She will now be in South Africa until March 20, 2013


This postcard was written 16 Feb 2013 and posted at Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2013.  I received it in France, sent standard post, 01 March 2013.  Pretty good going I would say knowing how slow South African post can be at times!

This post card was bought at Helen Martin's Owl house and Camel Yard at Nieu Bethasda in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.



Thanks so much Gaelyn, much appreciated.

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    1. rosaria, it is fun receiving postcards, I must send more! Diane

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  2. It is grand to receive postcards from travel from friends and virtual friends.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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    1. Velva, I agree, it puts a whole new perspective on a friendship. Diane

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  3. How lovely. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Diane.
    blessings, Kristy

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    1. Thanks Kirsty, you have a great weekend as well. Diane

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  4. love real postcards I should be better about sending them

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    1. Rebecca they are so nice to receive, I don't send enough either. Diane

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  5. I love receive postcards Diane, and from South Africa awesome!

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    1. Gloria postcards can really up the day I think. Loved this one Diane

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  6. So nice to receive postcards... I should start a tradition of sending postcards too.

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    1. Karen I agree we should all send more they are fun to receive. Diane

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  7. Does such contact make you home sick Diane?

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    1. Yes Craig very much so despite being very happy living in France. Once Africa is in the blood stream it never lets go! Have a good day Diane

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  8. Hi Diane .. I must join Gaelyn's site ... I went to the Owl House in the 1980s ... it is an amazing place - how lovely to receive a postcard ... I still look for cards and letters and they drop through the box occasionally!

    There's a video I'm going to play .. as I'm sure it'll evoke many memories for me ... thanks to Gaelyn for sending the postcard and to you for reminding me of the Owl House - I've often thought of posting about it ...

    It is warmer here (just!)- but things are blooming ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary I am sure you will love Gaelyns posts, the photography is superb and she gets some very unusual shots. Not a lot warmer here, but the forecast says it should be! Take are Diane

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  9. You are wrong Diane, the post here is not slow. We just work on African time which is not the same as the rest of the world. LOL!!

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    1. Of course Joan I had forgotten that, my memory fails me :-) Take care Diane

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  10. Thank you for introducing her to us. I'm on my way to take a look at her blogs. I hope you and Nigel have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Mary her photography is amazing and I feel as if I have done a complete tour of the Grand Canyon. The best part is that it changes form month to month and I get to see it from my chair:-) Keep well Diane

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  11. How nice of Gaelyn! That's a pretty cool postcard to get from South Africa, and in a timely manner. It takes about that long to send a card from here in Chicagoland to a friend in Canada! Have a good day! I'm off to see her blog.

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    1. Pam I hope that you enjoy her blogs as much as I have done. Keep well Diane

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  12. It is fun to have blogfriends send a postcard or a letter or meet them in person.

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    1. diane I could not agree more. Each one I have me we have got on so well. Take care Diane

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  13. What a wonderful greeting from far away. I think we all love sending and receiving postcards! I have a small collection of them that I cherish!

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    1. Lavender Dreamer it is so unusual to get anything in the post nowadays other than bills or advertising. Emails have pretty much taken over the world! Yes, I agree it is nice to receive a letter or a post card. Keep well Diane

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  14. Sounds like very good mail service to me...you must have been delighted to have received the post card.

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    1. backroadjournal excellent mail service as I know just how long some things do take from South Africa!! Diane

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  15. Sorry it took me so long to see this. Glad you enjoyed your post card from South Africa. Yours arrived faster than one sent to Port Elizabeth. Seems we all like to get more than email.

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    1. Gaelyn, it arrived here pretty quickly I think, most things take that long just across France! I love receiving postcards, and this was very special because of where it was from. I also loved the stamps I have not seen these before. Many thanks. Have a good week. Diane

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