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... supermarket plus a pair of trendy Crocs for my father a roll of Lino for me. No one open had any tarpaulin or plastic, so Lino was the only water proof option.
Back in the national park the afternoon sunlight bounced beautifully off the vegetation. We saw plenty of Bonteboks and birds, but no Kingfishers. That night we settled into camp early and I covered my now dry mattress and sleeping bag in the Lino and we lit the fire. With no dew by ...
I decided to take Route 62 to Cape Town and stay over at the "Warmwaterberg Spa" on a friend's recommendation. I have not slept in a caravan in 20 years. It is not expensive either and the spa water is around 40 Deg C. I stopped at Ronnie's Sex Shop just down the road. Really just a bar with a reputation, judging by the lingerie stapled to the ceiling. The scenery between Barrydale and Robertson is really pretty and a must ...
... to the interior.
The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected. We took a tour of the Drostdy and these pictures document this period of Dutch Cape ...
... a couple of kms down a gravelly road towards the entrance gate before I gave the dashboard a long hard look, and I started to have misgivings about the position of the fuel gauge needle. I hadn't considered how big the park is, nor that we'd have to drive around it all in second gear due to the state of the dirt roads. So I had to do a U-turn and drive back into town to fill up. The result was that we didn't get into,the park proper until about 11am, when the animals ...
Barrydale is a rural South African town settled in the hills of the wine region, which has become a hangout for retired artists from the country. It has a special significance for Marina and John, and hence was a wonderful place to visit, see, and meet the people Marina and John have come to call friends. Their tie to this area goes back to last fall, when they came to see the area and again this past December, when ...
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