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... as we found ourselves at an info centre washroom getting soap and towels to clean the poop from the carpet in the van. After that fun we enjoyed the drive around the coast to the Cape of Good Hope. Most people think this is the most southern point if Africa. If you have been reading this blog you will already know that the southern tip is at Agulhas National Park. Tons of tour buses in this area. Around the corner is Cape ...
... pleased with my haircut and gave him an extra tip. That haircut made me feel so great.
We continued on our walk and I felt like a million dollars. We did do some shopping. We had a great time window shopping. We stopped and had a toasted cheese and chips, which they served nice and hot
Walking back to the hotel and ready to take a break.
... including what foods you eat which can improve how long you hold your breath. Beet juice in the right quantities apparently works, causing competitive free diving to become big beet juice fans. I got to join the South African freediving team one morning in a pool to practice dynamics, which is basically swimming underwater in a pool for as far as you can on one breath. J holds the men's national record, he swam 151m in one breath with a monofin. They have rainbow colored ...
... boxes?) and given that I was the designated driver (not because she drinks but because DH has refused to drive anywhere that requires you to drive on the wrong side of the road), we elected to just enjoy the drive through this very picturesque part of South Africa.
The second big reason for our detour into wine country, and Franschhoek in particular, was to hook up with our friends from Vancouver who were also in South Africa. As some of ...
... that followed could have been a comedy sketch - Nicola, Ruby and I (all in pyjamas) trying to hold back the water whilst waving a spanner in vaguely the right direction. After Nicola and Ruby had fought off what looked to be a black widow spider and used the end of a whisk to turn off the water supply at the mains in the middle of the garden, I actually got the tap back in. Add this to the tree saga from 2011 (for those that ...