Travel Blogs from Torquay
... where she and Craig used
to live in Lacey Green before moving to York. We had googled it but
it was good to actually see it.
collected us for dinner with her parents, and her sister Christine
who had flown in from Switzerland that afternoon with her two year
old son Jasper – a bright, lively little fellow with an infectious
smile and laugh. Christine's husband Paul was to arrive the next
... was very helpful and informative and we now know some new big words like brachiopod and mezzozoic. We then stumbled back along the beach to the town and went for a walk along The Cob (sea wall). This featured in the movie, The French Lieutenants Woman. Becca treated us all to some delicious and well earned ice creams. We wandered back along the seaside and then up through the town which was ...
What an emotional few days its been! Not crying when I expected to and crying at unexpected moments. Probably not helped by my organisational skills (or lack of them) and leaving EVERYTHING to the final few days to sort out; including jabs, rucksack buying, moving out, selling belongings, packing, opening bank accounts. Remaining surprisingly calm and not ...
The next morning Shane went into work and we got up late. After lunch Shane took us up to a part of his old farm where he still owned a game reserve. About 2000 acres set aside solely for animals. This used to be a good business as hunters would pay large amounts of money to go on hunting camps. Now lots of the game had been poached, the fence has been pulled down and stolen.
Day 1 at the falls
We had breakfast at the Ilala Hotel. A beautifully thatched building, very colonial and offering a huge variety of breakfast. After breakfast we went on a Helicopter ride over the waterfall. The helicopter was a 4 man plus pilot, quite small. We had to be weighed and and positioned in the helicopter accordingly.
The view was amazing, we could see elephant, hippos buffalo all on the outskirts of the town. Although expensive we would ...