The Beach Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... structure. We had already crossed the Bloukrans Bridge earlier, the highest concrete arch in Africa, completed in1984 and holder of the world record for highest concrete arch bridge. However we had no information on it and contrary to later literature it was not well signed.
We would have loved to walk but the weather made it impossible.
I saw "Clarkson" written in white on a mountain side. Another reminder of ...
... buttie. I made myself some pasta and came and sat with Craig. We had a little busy time part way through the afternoon so I got to check in some people and do some tours. Craig and I spent the rest of the afternoon watching the end of Water for a Elephants which I really enjoyed. Craig spied an unused notice board and asked if he could use it to paint a world map and invite people to write on where they have come from. ...
... with some spectacular breaking waves crashing over the bow. It did, however, mean sleeping became more difficult to achieve and by the time land fall was made in Durban there was a treat in store in the shape of endless hours of uninterrupted, quiet and motionless sleep, tucked up safely in the marina. Perhaps not the warmest of welcomes to South Africa, but I still felt the excitement and desire to explore that always accompanies arrival in a new port. Roll on the South African adventure.
... edge of the park when JB slams the brakes on and shouts "lion" over the intercom. We looked out to the plain on our left and there he was, a male lion just taking an early morning stroll across the plain and into the bush. We stopped right there in the middle of the road (thankfully there was no one around) and watched him until his tail swished out of site into the bush. That one sighting alone made it all worthwhile visiting ...
... til 6:15 a.m. while the first groups started at 6 a.m. Hearing the South African National Anthem, the first gun shots going off, and everyone also bopping around to Shosholoza (a South African classic), we were ready to go!
All I can say is that it was a fun race, but not an easy one. Luckily, with so many people next to you talking, cheering and supporting... the 2 hours and 20 minutes passed by quickly. Another neat thing is following "the ...