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... La Jolla?) and some of the European towns I have previously visited. Above are the mountains which are reminiscent of a scene out of the Lord of the Rings (credit to Jess for that analogy) and then from there slopes down to the crescent shape bays with beautiful beaches with houses built into/on the hill and the shore road dotted with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.
And then....we pulled up to our accomodations which deserve a blog post of their own so more on that ...
... 6 years without being able to have contact with anyone. He had separate privileges but without human contact it was needless to say it wasn't good for his state of mind.
Passing the limestone quarry was interesting. This is where the prisoners did their prison work digging with very little tools and sometimes with the use of just their hands. This hard labour was meant to be for 6 months and ended up being for 13 and a half years. No wonder ...
... we had overcooked ourselves with about 24 kms to go, it was going to be a day of survival with still the biggest climb of the day to come. A pleasant surprise of being greeted by our travelling party in Hout Bay really helped us along. A quick kiss and cuddle followed by some words of encouragement kept us plugging along for the next k or two. We were hurting like we had never before drawing off each to keep the legs ticking over. We knew it was going to be tough ...
Today we left Maputo on the 7:30 coach. It were luxury....... Very comfy. We could even catch up on sleep if needed. We climbed slowly towards the rolling green hills of the borderlands. A bit sad about leaving the raffish charms of Mozambique.... The border crossing was reasonably painless & soon we were back ...
Good morning :)
Waking up at 6 to beat the early morning sunrise in the Cape, is possibly one of the most beautiful things to do! Having the beastly dogs tag along just adds to the fun :)
I am off to go snorkel in a couple of afters after some lekker local brekkie out by the pool :)
Crispy fresh, met eish ja ;)