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Lay by

Lay by

Lay byI don’t know what a lay-by is called in other parts  of the world, or even why they’re called that here in Zimbabwe. I’ve often whizzed passed this one and wished I could stop. (Today we had to wait for a client…so I got my chance.)

Lay by

It’s on  the main Bulawayo/Plumtree Road.

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What a wonderful place to have lunch…imagine the kids – scrambling about in the rocks. Quite safe too, from the heavy traffic on the road.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In the picture (below) you can see the main Bulawayo/Plumtree Rd in the background…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACan you spot the rock rabbit?

Rock RabbitsZoomed, slightly

Rock Rabbits

We also call them ‘dassies’ and I admit that whenever I see one, I look around for the leopard who may be stalking it!Rock Rabbits

 

 

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akarags - 30. Jul, 2014 - Reply

When I went to boarding school in Chinhoyi, there was a lay by in the hills, just outside Chinhoyi where we would often stop and have our “sarmies” and coffee/juice, before (miserably for me!) proceeding onto school……..

frankiekay - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

My dad proposed to my mum at one on the banks of the Sebakwe River just after Que Que…amazing how romantic they were in those days!
Talking about “proceeding to school…” I dont know a Falcon Boy who doesn’t report he hates that long, long road from the Ncema bridge…

Suki - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

Glad you enlarged the Dassie as my nose was squished against the screen!! 🙂
Small pictures number 2 & 3 are to die for!!! Could stay there for hours – get out the picnic & while away the hours…Takes me back to days gone by, travelling in the Kombi with our family going around Rhodesia or the Beira & SA trips.
Laybye, pit stop, rest area – seem to be common on my trips in the US, Canada, Australia & Africa…yet many other places including here in the UK, we get motorway services that has a one size fits all scenario – loos, fuel, food. Crowded noisy & full of trucks & cars. I only stop if necessary.
In 2013 driving over a few days, from George down to Mossel bay, then Hermanus & finally Gordons Bay – I stopped at 99% of them all. Just to rest, enjoy the view and dream. Few were a bit dodgey so drove in, jogged round the car & got back in 🙂

Suki - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

Glad you enlarged the Dassie as my nose was squished against the screen!! 🙂
Small pictures number 2 & 3 are to die for!!! Could stay there for hours – get out the picnic & while away the hours…Takes me back to days gone by, travelling in the Kombi with our family going around Rhodesia or the Beira & SA trips.
Laybye, pit stop, rest area – seem to be common on my trips in the US, Canada, Australia & Africa…yet many other places including here in the UK, we get motorway services that has a one size fits all scenario – loos, fuel, food. Crowded noisy & full of trucks & cars. I only stop if necessary.
In 2013 driving over a few days, from George down to Mossel bay, then Hermanus & finally Gordons Bay – I stopped at 99% of them all. Just to rest, enjoy the view and dream. Few were a bit dodgey so drove in, jogged round the car & got back in 🙂

frankiekay - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

We had an old Ford F250 that my dad had adapted to a diesel engine – a tractor engine! We had to stop at each one, and then some! Actually, the engine never gave any trouble, but the rest of it did! I love to stop at odd places along the roads – did that often on the Garden Route (um the section past St Francis Bay!) Lots of places to stop and commune with nature.

Suki - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

Glad you enlarged the Dassie as my nose was squished against the screen!! 🙂
Small pictures number 2 & 3 are to die for!!! Could stay there for hours – get out the picnic & while away the hours…Takes me back to days gone by, travelling in the Kombi with our family going around Rhodesia or the Beira & SA trips.
Laybye, pit stop, rest area – seem to be common on my trips in the US, Canada, Australia & Africa…yet many other places including here in the UK, we get motorway services that has a one size fits all scenario – loos, fuel, food. Crowded noisy & full of trucks & cars. I only stop if necessary.
In 2013 driving over a few days, from George down to Mossel bay, then Hermanus & finally Gordons Bay – I stopped at 99% of them all. Just to rest, enjoy the view and dream. Few were a bit dodgey so drove in, jogged round the car & got back in 🙂

frankiekay - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

We had an old Ford F250 that my dad had adapted to a diesel engine – a tractor engine! We had to stop at each one, and then some! Actually, the engine never gave any trouble, but the rest of it did! I love to stop at odd places along the roads – did that often on the Garden Route (um the section past St Francis Bay!) Lots of places to stop and commune with nature.

Sue - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

Lovely makes a person really homesick xxx

Sue - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

Lovely makes a person really homesick xxx

frankiekay - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

Thank you…

Sue - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

Lovely makes a person really homesick xxx

frankiekay - 31. Jul, 2014 - Reply

Thank you…

Mike Canter - 01. Aug, 2014 - Reply

What a beautiful spot. Thanks for sharing it!

Mike Canter - 01. Aug, 2014 - Reply

What a beautiful spot. Thanks for sharing it!

frankiekay - 01. Aug, 2014 - Reply

It’s a pleasure -the dassies were a bonus