Thursday, September 3, 2009

South Africa - Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm - Kitty on ostrich

Today is Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at
Don't forget to visit her blog and take a look to her elegant tablescapes. Her work is brilliant.
I don't have a tablescape to post, so I'll talk about a fun travel I made 2004 through South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Part of the Gardens Rout tour was the ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn.
You can see me riding an ostrich in the following pictures. Only people that weight under 70 kilograms can do it. 
Yes, it is dangerous! Ostriches feet are strong enough to cut you in two pieces from your head to your chest.

And they are speedy animals indeed.

What was in my mind at that moment was "How in the world I got into this!?"

I was so scared but it was so fast that I could barely realized when everything finished.

Anyway, it all went fine, thanks to the help that kindly gave me the staff of the ostrich farm.

It was a rough emotions afternoon.

May you all have a great Thursday!


A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Oh my gosh, the term 'ride em cowboy' comes to mind. How brave you were.....

Lorrie said...

Wow, that was quite a ride!

Bill said...

Amazing pictures, Val! Far more exciting than a tablescape would have been!

Thank you for visiting and leaving the nice comment. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.


charmine said...

Wow!!!That was some ride!Glad your safe.