Hotel Le Vendome
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... a wave. As i drew breath the heat travelled down my throat like fire. Cool water soothed the burning and tasted oh so good.
The garden route snakes through the hills and kloofs from Eastern Cape to West. Long stretches of fast, easy motorways then short stretches of two way lane dodging. Drivers playing "chicken" at 120kph.
The distant haze covered mountains came closer as we ...
... to trips abroad is excellent. Durban is South Africa's biggest and most important port, hot at 30 C, very humid, rains a lot and you have to be careful in the back streets -more of that tomorrow, Durban that is, not the back streets where we will definitely not be going.
Of interest today was a power failure in the QM2's engines and the ship had to switch to its gas turbines as a alternative means of production. The ...
... lapping at the huge boulders on the sand. We clambered over some of them, ducked under others and got some great pics of the cute penguins. The Cape of Good Hope itself was impressive, although not strictly speaking the true place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, it was near enough and well quite pointy, the most south-westerly tip of Africa with nothing but ocean between us and the South Pole.
... hands! Both our dinners were divine, the first night at Baisa, a fine seafood restaurant, 60 metres from the harbour, with Sharon's old friend Sue, & last night at Beluga in Granger Bay, with Angus & Jacquie & Sharon's son Brett & his girlfriend Kim. We have a few hours free up our so sleeves this morning before heading for Franshoek. Hope to get to the aquarium, & round the shops, or maybe the hop on hop off ...
... card and no debit card to use in an ATM so back to the hostel it was. Once we’d picked up the card we returned to the bank, paid the money (SAR750 – about forty quid each) then went back to the embassy with the receipt to prove we’d paid so they could start processing the visa. Finally! One job done. Now we just had to book our bus from Jo’burg to Maputo and then it would be time for fun. We would return to the embassy in a few days to ...