Harbour Vue Guest House
Travel Blogs from Hermanus
... can be grown. I was sent here to begin an ongoing project to gather data about each clone of each variety of grape produced at this farm which involved counting grape bunches, assessing berry size and set (how well the bunches develop) and looking for botrytis rot. There is a clone garden at this farm created using virus free clones. The information gathered can then be used to see which clones can produce more ...
... of whales we ended up wave watching. Whales do come close to land but maybe it was too rough today. Having said that we did see a couple intermittently (not a great photo shoot for Mike). We received another warm friendly welcome at our B&B, Penguino. Nikki and Stefan, the owners, have just return from their summer in London, and were punting in Cambridge last Friday! We are typing this up in a lively bar by the new harbour ...
... to Walda's family in Gansbaai (Skulpies Baai).
Stunning riding along the coastal road...the views were absolutely stunning! Stopped at Gordon's Bay for a bum stretch then again at Hermanus for ice-creams. A few more twisties but taken at a much more leisurely pace as we had to take in the stunning vistas!
Fairly short ride for the day at 193 km's. Once we had unpacked the bikes, we then relaxed and managed ...
... and I felt great being off the pavement and plowing through these muddy roads in the pouring rain. We were invincible.
Karyn keeps mumbling something about "Only 14 More Sleeps"
Next stop that day was at Gansbaai, for Shark Diving. As luck would have it, none of the dive boats were going out because the seas were too rough. (same wind as at the lighthouse)
... into the water to attract the apex predators, the cage was lowered and the bait cast.
We were advised that it usually takes between thirty minutes and an hour for the sharks to make an appearance. We were also advised that if White Sharks dominate an area then other sharks stay away, as they become prey for the bigger sharks.
Within twenty minutes the first sharks started to make their appearance. At this point I was on the upper deck of the boat and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet