Travel Blogs from Torquay
washing was still damp but we hauled it in and draped in on clothes
horses etc before bed in case of rain or night dew. Another great
Thursday the 19th of
September – Any damp washing
was finished off in the dryer, breakfast done, train sorted to meet
up with Ali, bags packed and LUNCH. Jeremy had ordered a crab and it
was huge – this is what we had for lunch along ...
... By the time we got back to The Coach House, the Rudolph children were all returning from their various outings to cricket and Guy had retuned from his Board meeting in Amsterdam. We had a lovely dinner and Guy introduced Pete to Armagnac. Luckily that took the edge off watch us lose 2 Americas Cup races (sigh). Although it did increase his ranting a bit. He is not feeling so flash this morning ...
... causing a great deal of stress to many friends, about how quickly my departure time was approaching and how much I had to do still, I slowly, with much procrastination, ploughed through my checklist of tasks! With only an hour sleep last night, my emotions have undoubtedly been all over the place! Never did I realise how difficult saying goodbye would be to family ...
... to restore the once thriving reserve but is reluctant to spend any money as it could be taken from him and re allocated, as were 4 of his farms he had worked hard to build up. He had to move away from farming and has concentrated his attentions on his other business Earth moving, building Dams and roads and the hire of large machinery to the Mining companies (coal, Diamond and Gold). ...
Day 1 at the falls
We had breakfast at the Ilala Hotel. A beautifully thatched building, very colonial and offering a huge variety of breakfast. After breakfast we went on a Helicopter ride over the waterfall. The helicopter was a 4 man plus pilot, quite small. We had to be weighed and and positioned in the helicopter accordingly.
The view was amazing, we could see elephant, hippos buffalo all on the outskirts of the town. Although expensive we would ...