Die Ou Pastorie - De Hoop
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- Swimming pool
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The second day of the Garden Route trip involved a lengthy drive in the morning from Cape Agulhas to Oudtshoorn. The drive was very scenic with numerous mountain passes and rolling hills. The minivan is compact but not as comfortable as the overland truck. The first activity was another wine tasting in the Oudtshoorn area, the wine was a higher quality then yesterday and the setting was stunning but I'm still struggling with the concept ...
... but with cramped wrists and pond water up our noses! We also had a rather hard job cleaning out some animal carriers for transfer that were being sent back via currier! We thought we’d done a pretty good job before we found out that there was a tray that came out from underneath that contained lots of dust, poo and hay. This "small" job as described by Tamz ended up taking us 2 hours in the heat of the day!
As well as little jobs here ...
... Driving through ravines one cruises past enormous canvases of strata - tipped on end and laid bare for all to see.......while they gently crumble to dust. It's impossible to do justice to it all in a little snap-shot. The long and not-so-winding-road brought us to Oodtshoorn, previously the place that ladies of distinction would get feathers for their boas. The ostriches are now just a source of protein and ...
... use of their hands and it seemed to work.... a bit...although the cheeky little things did use their mouths more :) v cool though and one of the lemurs has a little baby on her back :) the next task was a bit gruesome and some of you may say, we are forensics so we should be phased by blood but its different when its animals :( We went to the Blood and cut some ears off severed donkey and horses heads. we then placed them in big ...
... and the owners offer a choice of a Standard Tour or the Adventure Tour; I chose the latter. The 'Adventure’ Tour does make it sound a little more active than it actually is, but if you suffer from claustrophobia then this is probably not for you. Our guide was very cynical and full of dry wit and made a point of verbally abusing us all which, surprisingly, went down well.
The first section of the cave was a ...