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... had a huge 'ostrich boom' - everyone was growing rich. Now there are still ostrich farms - just not as many rich people. It rained while we were there which made ostrich farm tours a no go - "you cannot saddle a wet ostrich". But we ate scrambled ostrich eggs (like chicken egg), ostrich BBQ and ostrich jerky. Apparently you can do a hard boiled egg but ...
Self proclaimed whale watching capital of the world! Waterfront cliffs with deep water offshore make ideal conditions. This is the shortest entry - and sorry, no good whale photos, they were out of zoom range, and not very active that day. We did see lots of whales though! Very beautiful waterfront and town. Just before Hermanus is Betty's Bay - with the only other penguin colony on the ...
... put away their TV remotes and phones and laptops, and gathered around the cooking fire in the backyard to socialize. I've had power failure moments in hostels before, and it's a great way to forcibly pull people back into simpler, gadget-free times and force them to actually interact with one another, without the constant pull of technology.
Dinner was cooked over the fire and eaten by candlelight. The meal of the day was, of course, grilled ostrich ...
... how the day always ends in a similar manner. You always end up in bed. In our case, it’s on camping mattresses (thank you Thermarest, we love you, you make good products). Anyway, yes, another day done. Tick, tick, tick on many levels. Another day that makes you happy, oh so happy, to be alive. South Africa is amazing. My fears of lack-of-security have long since dispersed and I have to say, this place is special and I feel ...
... We visited the town of Prince Albert which had typical Karoo houses and gum trees along the main street tied with black sashes with signs saying "no fracking". “ Lucky” had asked was I worried with heights, but then came the “daddy” of all mountain roads. Neither of us have ever been on such a long, narrow, winding, frighteningly high yet stunningly amazing road. Through this Swartberg Pass the land formations and rock ...
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