The Marine Hermanus
Travel Blogs from Hermanus
Our plans for today have been foiled by the wind. The morning begins calm, cool and bright, but the winds pick up by mid-morning, so we could not go shark cage diving. Boo!
We were up early because the sun was peeking through our curtains. So, we had some breakfast and then returned to our room to relax, catch up on the blog, read and get …
We enjoyed our last breakfast at Taj this morning, and then walked to the District Six Museum that focused on an area of Cape Town that was declared "white" and all the black and coloured people were forcibly moved and their homes bulldozed. Sad stories, Can't really believe much of this was happening in our lifetimes.
We returned to …
After a mixed first day in Hermanus, I'm currently sat by a fire reading my lonely planet book, with the only other people around being a French family who speak very little English. I'm sure they're talking about me. It started off with the hungover bus journey, but I did manage to sleep a bit to catch up on what I missed last night. The hostel itself is nice, but Hermanus in the sunshine is awesome. I did get to go for a walk along the coast whilst the sun was out, and see a few ...
... lovely. I mostly just relaxed by the pool and read lots but also had a very tasty braai which we toasted marshmallows on then cooked steak and garlic bread (nice change from lamb which I don't like and seems to be the most popular choice!). Also went for a drive right up the mountain to see the views then went and had a picnic (marshmallows and wine...) by the fly fishing river. Even in the shade I felt like I was melting!
This morning I came to Gouda ...
... olives it was amazing! and this is where the scales tipped and I also fell in love with the pinotage. THe kids loved this place as well as it had farm animals, well not the normal type of farm animals but, goats, turtoises, a pot bellied pig dogs and more.
They had a blast feeding the animals while we sipped and enjoyed- There was no spit and sniff goinng on here by there, Jonas had me fully converted by this time! The only problem ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet