Sundowners

I first came across the term sundowners on a trip to Hong Kong.  Basically, it’s just a fancier way of saying an after work drink.

Now, popping into a nice pub or sitting on a patio having an after work drink is a great, but having a sundowner on the African Bushveld, or a Zambezi River cruise – that’s absolutely fantastic.   I admit freely that these photos are not the best pictures I have taken.  The photos really weren’t the point – they were almost an afterthought.

On the river cruise, I relaxed and chatted with my parents, enjoyed a cold Zambian beer and spotted wild life and birds on the shore.  I had some fun playing with my camera photographing the sunset on full zoom, and ended up with the photos below, filled with colour.

Sunset on the Zambezi River, April 2013
Sunset on the Zambezi River, April 2013
Sunset of the Zambezi River, April 2013
Sunset of the Zambezi River, April 2013

For sundowners at Londolozi, I enjoyed the company of our fabulous guide and tracker, Talley and Freddy, the other guests along for the game viewing, and a cold glass of Chenin Blanc (and far too many Chili Bites).  I even left my camera on the vehicle, not just once but on two different evenings and had to climb back up for it, as I was so content simply enjoying the peace and tranquility of watching the sunset in what I can honestly say was my favorite place on earth.

Game Drive Sunset, April 2013
Game Drive Sunset, April 2013
Game Drive Sunset, April 2013
Game Drive Sunset, April 2013

I am shocked I managed to get this last photo, as I didn’t have a tripod and was trying to avoid the dreaded camera shake on a fairly lengthy exposure.

Game Drive Sunset, April 2013
Game Drive Sunset, April 2013

 

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