Fishing the Nootka Sound

Fishing the Nootka Sound

Slypsteen’s Corner Fishing the Nootka Sound By Kobus de Villiers A cousin of mine recently commented on a Facebook post about my latest fishing trip. He mentioned that he grew up in the Karoo, and he never learned to fish, since water was so scarce there. I grew...
All about snoring and a big lion

All about snoring and a big lion

Slypsteen’s Corner All about Snoring and a Big Lion By Kobus de Villiers The last episode was about the lion at Harties. While I was writing that, I also remembered another event where a lion took centre stage. It took place at a time when we were working at...
The Lion of Harties

The Lion of Harties

Slypsteen’s Corner The Lion of Harties By Kobus de Villiers After moving to Canada, we often get somewhat strange questions about life in ‘Africa.’ Recently, we were at a barbeque in our Port Moody neighborhood. The conversation reminded me of how foreigners see...
The Red English Sports Car in Tourtour

The Red English Sports Car in Tourtour

Slypsteen’s Corner The Red English Sports Car in Tourtour By Kobus de Villiers   Our cabin fever is beginning to become unbearable! What makes the currently extended hibernation at least tolerable is the promise that once we have had our vaccine shots, we...
From Bloemfontein to Bargème

From Bloemfontein to Bargème

Slypsteen’s Corner From Bloemfontein to Bargème By Kobus de Villiers The unmistakable rumble in the distance. A Free State thunderstorm brewing. Large white puffy clouds rolling and boiling. A spectacular mating dance drifting ever closer across the plain....