There is a place near Johannesburg that compares favourably with the coast. It is beautiful, has lots of water, wonderful sunsets, provides many activities and is very relaxing at the same time. This place is called the Vaal Dam!
Unfortunately, Laura's Place has been closed as the property was sold. But because it is so beautiful and my time there was so enjoyable, I decided to keep the photos on the website. Maybe it inspires you to find another beautiful spot at the Vaal Dam to visit regularly.
We are still flying there! The view from the air is most fantastic, and there is more air space.
Outdoor pleasure: Campers at Laura's Place. Photo: Laura Nelson.
The weather is very important to all pilots, but the forecast must never be taken too seriously! To forecast the weather is very difficult as it is an imperfect science, and everyone, including the Weather Bureau, can miscalculate what the weather is going to do - it will not be pigeonholed! The section on the forecast has been discontinued for the time being, although the principles were left on the page for info. There are links to many different weather sites.
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These articles have been published here over the years because they are interesting or have valuable information, or just because they are funny. Enjoy!