Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
It's another birthday for me and at 57 I'm probably in the best shape I have been in my life. Llew and I are going to have extended celebrations with a month in Europe next week, cruising the islands of Croatia and on the beaches of Mykonos. Thanks to Thomie who will be looking after our guests in our absence.
|Dave getting ready for the beaches of Europe|
|A recent pic from Madagascar on our expedition there over the Mozambique Channel in our plane|
|A pic on the apron of Pietermaritzburg Airport|
|On the beach n Madagascar.. Dave and Llewellyn|
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Llewellyn and I had an incredible adventure to Madagascar earlier this month, crossing the Mozambique Channel, the Bay of Maputo and the crossing to the offshore island of Ile Sainte Marie in our single engine 2-seater aircraft named ZDL (Zulu Dave Llewellyn). We joined together a tour group of 6 Sling aircraft and plotted our way through Madagascar, land of lemurs, baobabs and chameleons, all of which we saw, whilst also taking the time to chug local rum and coconut cocktails (once we had landed). See my aviation blog linked here, for the full story and the adventures each day.
|Crossing the sea with life jackets and life raft and other marine safety equipment in our airplane|
|Clouds, sky and sea over the Mozambique Channel|
|The Durban pilots Dave, Lee, Marc, Llewellyn and Louis|
|Llew feeds a friendly lemur|
|Sean shows some rainbow colours|
|Heading out for the Bay of Maputo crossing 220 kms and the furthest was 75 kms out to sea|
|Arriving in Vilankulos, Mozambique the first leg of our journey|
|We have arrived at our beach destination on the east coast of Madagascar, day 3 of the trip|
|The Durban crew line up for a selfie at the Avenue of Baobabs, near Morondava, Madagascar|
|We're in tiny planes, crossing the Mozambique Channel with sea and sky all around - 875 kms and 5 1/2 hour crossing|
Saturday, August 08, 2015
So sad to hear of the passing of our hero and Mr Gay World 2010, Charl vd Berg. You were a really beautiful person and an inspiration to many. The excitement as you captured the Mr Gay South Africa 2009 title then went on to dazzle the world in 2010 was amazing. Rest in peace dear soul, you will be missed. Llew and I pass our condolances to his partner and family.
|Charl van den Berg who passed away this week|
|Charl meets Dave at Durban View Guesthouse|
Sunday, July 12, 2015
I can never say it often enough, how lucky we are to have this Durban winter weather. I got up before dawn this morning for a flight with my student pilot and then at 9am we were at the beachfront for the Color Run Festival basking in 25c winter sunshine.
|Llew and I all coloured up at the finish|
|The "before" picture|
|Llew sporting some colour|
|Dave, Llew and his sister Liesl|
|Walkers before they got to the yellow station|
Saturday, June 27, 2015
It's truly amazing to see how many people, both gay and straight, have adopted the Facebook rainbow filter in support of the USA Supreme Court decision to uphold marriage equality and ban any of the States from imposing a ban or restriction. It's about time, but great and welcome news.
|Mr Gay South Africa, Craig Maggs at Durban View Guesthouse for Gay Pride this weekend|
|Dave, co-owner of Durban View Guesthouse celebrates the rainbow way|
|Dave's husband Llewellyn, a recently qualified pilot, also celebrating the USA decision|
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Nothing better than a public holiday to get up early and have some fun in the city. 10km cycle along the Durban beachfront followed by breakfast was the way to go. It's the same time of year as the 2010 World Cup Football in Durban and the weather again is absolutely stunning. Beach weather, suntanning and the perfect time to be outdoors.
|Guesthouse owners Dave (left) with husband Llew (right)|
|Mid-winter temperatures of 28c in Durban make it a beach day|
|My buff husband|
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
It's been a chilled weekend with drinks to welcome our guests to the guesthouse on Friday followed by a superb dinner party with our friends Theuns and Theron who got married in Las Vegas recently.
|Guests Joe, Riaan, with Llewellyn and Louis|
|Superb curry and rice at a 5-course exquisite dinner hosted by Theuns and Theron|
|The married couple Theron and Theuns|