Videos tagged with "drive"
The Big Five At Sabi Sabi!! [01:01]
We were at Sabi Sabi earlier this year and our first trip out we saw the Kruger Male and the Southern Pride, then buffalo, then a rhino, then an elephant. We finished up with Sandriver the one eyed leopard that has defied the odds by not only surviving but thriving in this predator filled area of South Africa! Not bad for our first few hours in the bush!
President Blaise Compaore killed Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso - FESTOUR [02:33]
Thomas Sankara is a charismatic revolution hero from Burkina Faso, the name he gave the country meaning "land of upright man". He came to power at the age of 32 via a military coup to oust former dictator in what was know as Upper Volter. In the 4 years he ruled the country he made significant strides in improving the lives of people of Burkina Faso, in 4 years the country was able to feed itself, women where empowered and environmental degradation was reversed. What made Thomas Sankara more powerful was the simple life he lived as president, he sold all government Merc's and used a modest Renault, he instructed all ministers to fly economy class, he used a bicycle to drive around the city. He was the most vocal African president for the emancipation of the continent from the colonial rule, he suffered no fools in telling France, colonial power were to get off. One classic example is when he told French president to stop preaching about peace when he still meet with killers of black people like PW Botha, apartheid president of South Africa. He also played a role when SA white academics where having discussion with ANC in Lusaka, Dakar and other areas to discuss peaceful negotiations in South Africa. Monument was build in Burkina Faso for fight against apartheid during his rule. Unfortunately I did not get to see the monument when I was in Ouagadougou. Thomas Sankara was assassinated in 1987 mission planned by the current president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, with ...
cape town drive through 1 [00:22]
Bloukrans & Cape Town, South Africa [05:02]
In December 2010 we drove on the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. The drive is absolutely beautiful and only took about seven hours. This video features the Bloukrans bridge (home to the world's highest commercial bungee jump!) and Cape Town.
'The Christmas White Rose' & 'The Christmas Yorkshireman' 22-12-2012 [02:57]
The Weather Conditions were a Photographers worst nightmare: Strong Winds, Driving Rain, you name it, they were all forecast for Saturday 22nd December 2012, when 2 steam hauled railtours converged on York for the last time this year. There were still a few people though who braved the conditions to go out and catch 2 of the last steam hauled tours of 2012. The Choice of location was paramount in this case, and I was lucky enough to avoid the strong wind, however, road traffic noise took its place during the 5043 shot, in the form of a silver Corsa and an extremely noisy Land Rover that came at the wrong moment. When I arrived at Broad Lane bridge in Frickley (just south of Moorthorpe & just west of South Elmsall), The rain was falling heavily as forecast and it was difficult to see to the other end of the mile long straight section looking south towards Thurnscoe. However, at about 1130, the rain eased slightly and the line ahead became easier to spot, and in just nice time. at 1140, running 20 minutes early, 5043 came storming round the bend in the distance, just as the afformentioned road vehicles went past on the bridge. Still subject to platform speed restrictions in some places, Moorthorpe was obviously included in this and 5043 shut off just as it hit the upgrade to Moorthorpe, to make up for this though, the driver gave a nice blast on the whistle just before the bridge. I was completely frozen to the core when 60009 eventually appeared 90 minutes later running ...