Dear Brian,

We want to thank you very, very much for such a great birding--and cultural--experience in your beautiful country. We are in awe of the landscape in SouthAfrica, and the birding is great too. 

Staying at bed and breakfast places gave the trip a much richer experience for us than a "plastic" hotel. Honeywood Farm and "The Little House on the Prairie" stand out in our memory as especially wonderful. 

Now Brian is reliving the trip as he tries to figure out the photos. Anyway, there were so many magical moments on the trip for us, like the wonderful Clapper Lark singing joyfully in the wheat field (not to mention the burly farmer who whipped our his bird ap). In fact I loved all the larks, as we have so few in the States. I think we also loved the Jackal buzzard and the Black Harrier. 

As you put it, "Isn't he magic?" For Brian, I think seeing the famous Langebaan with its fynbos was special. We appreciate the extra mile (literally) that you went every day to show us S. Africa's birds. 
And yes, I loved the beauty of the Karoo. Thank you!

Many thank again from both of us.