We’ve a special guest Beastie on the blog today! It’s been a while since he last showed his fuzzy little face around here, but those of you who have been following the BeastieBlog long-term might well recognise him. Hey there, Garcia Beastie!
If you’ve met him before, you may remember that he is partial to a spot of skiiing…
… But this time he’s found himself up a mountain, and there’s no snow in sight! What’s going on?
Well, it’s not exactly ski season where he is, for starters. Summer is just around the corner in South Africa! Still, that means it’s a perfect time to enjoy the view from the top of Table Mountain…
But there’s so much else out there to see! And it wasn’t long before Garcia Beastie found himself back down at sea level… Even without the help of his trusty skis.
First port of call – The V&A Waterfront!
When I first saw the name, I assumed it was the “Victoria and Albert” Waterfront, but the “A” actually stands for Alfred. He was Queen Victoria’s second son, and his visit to Cape Town earned him such popularity with the colonial community that they named one of the basins of the newly-built Navy Yard after him… and the other after his mother, of course. This port on the Atlantic shore also happens to be South Africa’s oldest working harbour!
But that sea air really does work up an appetite… Snack time!
And of course, you can’t come to South Africa without sampling one of their most famous exports either…
…Everything in moderation, Garcia Beastie!
Fortunately, he was none the worse for his tumble… Just as well, because it was soon time to leave the city and head out on safari!
Across the border in Botswana, Garcia Beastie got acquainted with some of the local wildlife in the controlled environment of the game lodge’s natural history museum.
He also had fun recreating that scene from “Jurassic Park”…
But let’s get out there and see what we can see, shall we?
It felt like they were driving forever, but then…
Such excitement – so much so that he Beastiebombed the photo in his attempts to make sure everyone else in the car saw them too!
And by the end of the day, he’d really settled into the idea of life on the African plains…
…Even if the skiing isn’t up to much!
Thanks to Suzanne for sharing Garcia Beastie’s holiday snaps! And if any other Beasties out there have been off on an adventure lately, please do share your pics with us – all of us here at Beastie Towers would love to see what you’ve been up to!
We’ll be back next week with more monster shenanigans… In the meantime, don’t forget to check out my new Christmas Market page to keep up with the Beasties’ heady festive social schedule!
15 thoughts on “Beasties on Safari!”
Knowing how pesky Beasties can be, I’m surprised Garcia didn’t end up riding one of those elephants! Especially after sampling some of those South African vintages. Looks like a great trip!!
I know… Lucky Beastie, right? I am glad he did the responsible thing and stayed inside the vehicle though… The headline “Small knitted monster causes elephant stampede” isn’t the kind of publicity we want! 😂
As they say, any publicity is good publicity. But if Garcia stampeded the elephant over a poacher, how awesome would that be? Hero Beastie!!
Hahaha! Yes, definitely! He’d be literally stamping out poaching… 😂😂😂
They look like they have been enjoying themselves again. Hey wp as let me easily comment again.
Hooraaaaay! Welcome back… And thanks for keeping trying to comment! I know it’s been a bit glitchy since I upgraded my WP account back in the summer – hopefully that’s it sorted now 😀
The beastie skiing — so lovely and sweet!! 🙂
Have a fine day,
lots of greetings
Thanks Lu! He does seem to have a natural talent for it 😀
Have a great day too!
*haha* yep, looks like it! 😆
Lots of greetings
I’ll be honest, the highlight for me in this post is the cheese platter. I want it and I need it. PLEASE SHARE, GARCIA BEASTIE!
Ahem…anyway….fabulous trip – he’s one lucky Beastie 🙂
Reeeeealllly? I would have thought the giant barrels of wine might have caught your eye too… They certainly caught mine 😀 But you’re right, there’s nothing like a tasty ol’ cheese platter… Good luck getting Garcia Beastie to share his though! 😆
Yeahhhhh at the time I read the post, I was still recovering from a barrel of wine I accidentally had on Sunday before my 6am Monday morning wake up call…. but those are looking mighty fine to me too now! Hope there’s enough to go around! 🙂
Wonderful holiday snaps, Helen. Looks like it was a fun-filled day. I take it from GB’s skiing habit and his handmade red trunks (cute!) that Garcia Beastie has connections to Switzerland?
Thanks, Shirley! And well spotted… This Beastie was made for a friend’s boyfriend, who created the “Garcia” character a few years ago when he went on a ski trip to Switzerland and all his luggage got lost on the way. His unique outfit (which he apparently wore for most of the holiday) was assembled from what he was able to buy at the resort gift shop! 😂 It was a fun make, I can tell you! Cheers for stopping in 😀
What a wild origin story! All that time, I thought Garcia Beastie was a Swiss local, but lost luggage and being forced to buy Swiss gift-shop clothes makes for an interesting tale and character! 😀