Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth
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The hotel was great.
After the exiting first year of seeing the interesting but traumatic de-decommissioning of the C160, the 28 Squadron 50th Anniversary as well as 30 years of the C130 in SAAF service, it was great to be able to top the year off with a trip to Marion Island for a freight drop.
I was still busy with my conversion and flew as 2nd Navigator …
... but it's chilled. We haven't had time for induction so were having that in the morning but we had some lovely food and met the fellow volunteers. There's a group of about 30 so haven't managed to get through everybody yet but we've been given the lowdown by a lovely girl from England called Anna. She has a Machete and was chopping popcorn up but she seems like a great laugh. Quite a few different nationalities here which is awesome, very very funny ...
... in the beach ended up feeling quite alright. Unfortunately the nice weather we had been enjoying up to this point changed in spectacular fashion with a huge storm meaning we were confined to the hostel for the rest of the day. October 13th - One of the girls turned 28 and the day followed pretty much the same course as my birthday except the horrible weather meant our first beer was at 10am. We even returned to the Mexican restaurant we went to for my birthday, it worryingly ...
After doing online courses through ProDive in Port Elizabeth, I finally qualified to get in the water and get my PADI Open Water Diver Certification!
The first day we (myself, Amy (the Church Secretary's daughter), a group of girls from Holland, a lovely couple, and a Skipper) were required to be in the pool all morning. Then, because the waves were so big, they canceled our shore dives in the afternoon. This was good news... a nice way to start off slow. However, instead of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking