The St. James of Knysna
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Expensive but worth it
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... had a chilled day on the beach till the baz bus came to pick me up for port Elizabeth! Sad saying bye to Charles, Kevin and brad they walked me and my backpack down to the bus after my final hunters (cider not so much of a good idea before a bus ride- man I knew I should have brought a she wee !) but the show must go on!! Thankfully brad had brought me a Lindt chocolate bunny so I had some fuel for the journey. 4.5 hours later and I'm in Port Elizabeth ...
... delicious patio lunch. Lunch complete we boarded the bus and made the short jaunt to a park overlooking the ocean. The plan was to make a quick stop to try our luck at spotting some whales. Our short stop turned into a three hour stop as Wyatt drove the bus a little too close to a surprisingly strong tree whose branches shattered three of the side windows. While Wyatt and Franz (the Austrian dude) venture out to ...
... and Egyptian geese. We also learned from the guide about the origin of the river's name - the Gau in Gaukama comes from the Sanskrit word for cow!
The return trip was just as pleasant except that the tide had turned in the meantime and we were again paddling against the current! But there was some excitement in the last few minutes just as we were pulling into the boat launch area. We saw something red flash past between the tops of two nearby trees and ...
... Quite, in daylight..." We re packed our bags in case we got mugged and risked it! We made it through but it was pretty scary so decided to taxi it back home after! Once at Tenikwa we booked a guided tour so we could go into some of the enclosures. We watched a short video on African animals being threatened by Man. The tour guide was awesome and we learnt a lot. We saw loads of wild cat species and got to go into the enclosure with a few including the Cheetahs. ...
... are happy.
I speak with Tanya on the phone and tell her I will be busy most of tomorrow, but perhaps we can get together on Wednesday.
It starts to rain while I am walking around the waterfront so I return to the car and head back to the B&B. I retire early and plan to get up early to visit both the Birds of Eden and the Knysna Elephant Park.