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Travel Blogs from Torquay
Tuesday the 17th of
September – The night had
been a little rainy with some wind but no where near as strong as the
wind we experienced when we stopped to take photos on a cliff top the
previous day. The day became wetter as we drove towards Whimple
where Ali was staying with her parents. We stopped a couple of
times, both very pretty towns but hard to appreciate in the rain. I
finally found a fascinater to go with my ...
... By the time we got back to The Coach House, the Rudolph children were all returning from their various outings to cricket and Guy had retuned from his Board meeting in Amsterdam. We had a lovely dinner and Guy introduced Pete to Armagnac. Luckily that took the edge off watch us lose 2 Americas Cup races (sigh). Although it did increase his ranting a bit. He is not feeling so flash this morning ...
... not that I'm wanting it to fly by! As the coach pulled away leaving my family stood there waving, behind their sunglasses which were hiding the tears, it dawned on me. I'm off. I'm on my way to Asia. Alone. The excitement is slowly building and it's starting to feel real! This time tomorrow I'll be backpacking in the Middle East commencing this long awaited adventure! ...
... We took Shane's 22caliber rifle and the boys practised shooting a coke can. We got back at about 3 and said our goodbyes to Shane as he was off back to work.
Sarah and Kate drove us to Barrowdale in Harare where we had some super. While we were eating we saw President Mugabe drive passed.The first two police motorcycles came by with blue lights and sirens and all the cars ...
... attraction was pleasantly unspoilt.
We ate lunch at the Ilala Hotel and used their pool to swim and cool off.
At 3 we met a boat that took us on the river above the Falls. On board were a group of Aussies who were great fun. We saw crocs, elephant and hippos. It was the Aussies first encounters as they had just arrived so the boys had great fun telling them what they had learnt from our earlier adventures, like a couple of tour guides. The boat ...