Sled­ding in snowy beauty

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - TRAVEL 2013 - TRAVEL WRITER

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Don­ald Fraser Brett of Pinelands for his pic­ture of Siberian huskies pulling a sled in Alaska.

He says: “This is a freight sled, as it can carry pas­sen­gers, pulled by 10 huskies across the frozen wa­ters near Nome, the fin­ish­ing point of the fa­mous 1 000-mile Idi­tarod race. Nome is a small sea­port on the Bering Sea which is frozen over for much of the year. I was cap­ti­vated by the sheer grandeur of the stark scenery de­spite it be­ing –40ºC. A truly mem­o­rable trip to Alaska, one of the last great wilder­nesses on earth.”

Fraser Brett wins a R300 meal voucher at Blow­fish Restau­rant in Dol­phin Beach, Blou­berg.

The run­ners-up are Juliet Les­lie of Clare­mont for her pic­ture of fresh oc­to­pus on the Greek is­land of Sy­ros and Sue Grove of Mil­ner­ton for her pic­ture of the Padrão dos Desco­bri­men­tos on the edge of the Ta­gus River in Por­tu­gal.

Les­lie was mes­merised by the beauty of the Greek is­lands. “On BOW WOW: Don­ald Fraser Brett pho­tographed this team of huskies pulling a freight sled across the frozen land of Alaska. Sy­ros we came across this oc­to­pus fresh out of the Mediter­ranean drain­ing on a pole be­tween chairs. It was about to be­come cala­mari in a Greek restau­rant. The beauty of the Greek is­lands is that day-to day life spills out into the streets, adding char­ac­ter and fun.”

Grove, who re­cently vis­ited Lis­bon, said the mon­u­ment was on the north­ern bank of the Ta­gus River es­tu­ary, in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém, Lis­bon. The mon­u­ment cel­e­brates the Por­tuguese Age of Dis­cov­ery dur­ing the 15th and 16th cen­turies.

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MA­JES­TIC: This 52m mon­u­ment in the shape of the prow of a ship in Santa Maria de Belém, Lis­bon, is a sight to be­hold, says Sue Grove.

FRESH FROM THE SEA: Juliet Les­lie came across this oc­to­pus

dry­ing out­side a restau­rant

on the Greek isle

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