Birkenhead House & Villa
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It was a very early start today, with a room service breakfast that was delivered on the dot at the requested time of 6.15AM. The waiter who served the breakfast was a cheerful young man - we chatted a bit while he set up the trolley. He said he lives in Khayelitsha - he leaves home at 3AM to get to the Cape Grace to start his shift at 6AM!
The very punctual George was there before 7AM. As we got on the now familiar highway, we were overtaken quite recklessly ...
... but way way better), choppies (pork chops) and boerewors (a big curly sausage) as well as my favourite biltong appetisers and lots of yummy salads. It definitely didn't disappoint! The next morning Elana and her friend took me to see Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point in Africa. It was a beautiful drive and we stopped off at lots of nice places on the way home like traditional farmstalls and the Houw Hoek Inn, the oldest hotel in South Africa. Another lovely weekend!
... next 5 hours researching and booking our accommodation for the weekend. Friday night we are staying in Hermanus, then Saturday we are in Gansbaai, the home of the shark diving. Jackie then gave me an 'Action Man' haircut, which is appropriate for our next few days activities! At 6.00pm, after a couple of glasses of wine, we felt brave enough to face the elements. In the drizzle and wind, we walked along the cliff path to the Old Harbour. It took ages to ...
Alright, so went out, we got our obligatory life jacket for the ride and boarded the Slashfin – the only board in the ...
... Why not? Works for me. Anyway the sign was correct, we came upon a beach that had penguins. Not just a few penguins, but many, many penguins. Betty's Bay had more penguins than I had seen all week, far more penguins than Boulders Beach. Heck, we saw more penguins here than you can see in downtown Pittsburgh outside the hockey rink in January. By the way, the Jackass penguin is endangered. Just ...