The Royal Hotel
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Got up at 7 this morning. Just had breakfast. Was lovely. Going to pack the bike now and then head out around 9. A bit cooler here than Durban so dressing a little warmer. Longest leg so far, Piet Retief to Carolina, 160km. Butts are a little sore but went well. Next leg to Dullstroom. Only 84km. In Dullstroom. Stopped at Birds of Prey centre. …
... not over today... By the time we arrived at the dive shop he had a few bruises on his arms from me hitting him. I couldn't believe what he was telling me. I didn't do my research and clearly didn't know what I was getting myself into with this.
It was time to gear up. Literally, we pulled in and geared up. No time to sit and think about this whole thing, contemplate the risks, have a cup of coffee... It was me and a German guy. ...
... big cats.
Monday and I am back at Moses whats his face Stadium for the Holland v Slovakia showdown. Got all the gear and the face paint to make myself Dutch for the day. Heck its not much of a stretch for a Scot to be Dutch. We share the same fascination for prudence.
Should I return from the wild african veld you can be assured that there will be some closing commentary on my last few days in this wonderful place.
... The weather was very nice, sunny with some clouds and a lovely breeze. About 80 degrees. I went up on deck for a few hours. Carol joined me later. I then went to the cabin to collect mine & Amanda’s laundry and spent over an hour doing it. I went to Carol & Jeff’s for pre-dinner drinks. Amanda, Don & Simon also went. After dinner I went to the show on deck with Carol & ...
... with God and then we had worship and biscuits and chelsea buns, a.k.a. cookies and a cinnamon roll type thing with butter in it and raisins and not really much cinnamon. They were both delicious! we talked again afterwards with them and invited them to come to our tacky homecoming dance next Friday. It was really cool getting to know some people our age or thereabouts and make friends. They made us feel so welcome! I think we will probably plan on going back again too :)
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What a wonderful rustic experience. Got to reception and everything was ready for us. We're staying in one of the annexes. Whole place to ourselves. Receptionist say: no phone, no TV, no room service. GREAT!!! The room was lovely. Great old bath, wall papered walls, lovely linen. Even put heater on for us.
Restaurant was wonderful and romantic. Food was great. Will check out breakfast soon.
This is an experience everyone must try.
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