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Drives around the Western Cape are beautiful and our weekend trips to Langebaan and Stellenbosch were no exception.
One good thing about coming in (so called) winter is that the places I'm visiting aren't packed out so I'm getting to see them properly without having to squeeze my way through to get a glimpse.
One weekend was spent driving around the Cape to Langebaan lagoon which is a popular beach with Capetonian families because the water is so ...
... the Indian Ocean currents meet the Atlantic Ocean current.
There are baboons in the park. Dick told us he had seen the baboons wait until someone unlocked their car with the remote - with the subsequent beeps and light flashing. They would then quickly go over and open the door to rummage for food.
Lunch was interesting. Rob had a sub. He was about half done when a big bird quickly ...
... all over Africa. We got the opportunity to tour the facility and then play with some of the younger kids who were staying there. The children had diseases and illness of all sorts from cancer to birth effects. Some of the children were also burn victims, which is actually really common here. The kids with burns were severely burned all over their body, but were taken care of at the hospital and home. It was amazing to see the kids who were so badly ...
Just as I suspected, today was extremely hard. We went to Manenberg this morning to have our going away party despite the recent events there. Today seemed a bit more active when we arrived which made me feel better. However the inevitable is coming, according to our community health workers. There will be tension until the gangs fight, and everyone is expecting it this weekend. Sad to leave. Thankful to be out safe.
We did have one thing to do this morning ...
... were the dominant race. Although, Apartheid was more specific in their segregation... It was separated into Blacks, Whites, Europeans, Coloreds etc. No one could share anything.
After we got back from the museum, a nap was in order so most of us took a much needed nap for a couple hours. We then went and got "coffee" then came back to the house, ordered pizza and just hung out. It's probably going to be an early night though. Tomorrow ...