Blue Gum Country Estate
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Thanks to some political deal between China and South Africa (the former being a big investor in the latter's industry), there's a direct flight from Beijing to Johannesburg that's notable both for its length (15.5 hours) and its relative emptiness. I have to admit that when we boarded the plane it was a small breath of fresh air being greeted in English by flight attendants brimming with South African hospitality. And when we ...
... and it slides in neatly under the roof rack.
We decided to fit a Hannibal awning to the roof rack. This awning has no poles or ropes, is strong and quick to put up. The roof rack is now FULL - both space-wise and weight-wise. Landy's are often overloaded on their roofs and are damaged as a result, and we really don't want this to happen.
Once we got ...
I just had to go and visit all the spots in Hermanus I used to frequent when I was much younger.
The first time was in 1978 and we stayed with 3 other families in a house in the center of town.
Unfortunately the town has expanded so much that it seem to have lost that "village by the sea" status.
I met one of my best girly friends in Gecko Pub at the new harbor in 2001, so I invited her to join me for the 3 days I stayed in ...
... of whales we ended up wave watching. Whales do come close to land but maybe it was too rough today. Having said that we did see a couple intermittently (not a great photo shoot for Mike). We received another warm friendly welcome at our B&B, Penguino. Nikki and Stefan, the owners, have just return from their summer in London, and were punting in Cambridge last Friday! We are typing this up in a lively bar by the new harbour ...
... 10 other tourists got onto the shark lady boat and headed a half hour out to sea. The boat stopped right past Seal Island and weighed anchor. There were 50,000 seals on this island so you could imagine the smell. Also, seals sounds like sheep baaa-ing rather then the "arr arr" noise we thought they made.
Once we got to our sweet spot the crew threw out sea water mixed with fish guts off the boat to attract sharks to our boat. They also tossed out ...