The good thing about travelling this way is ...
Trip Start Jun 03, 2001
63Trip End ??? ??, 2002
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20.000R for taking 6 penguin eggs in trying to leave with them in her bag? Astounding!
So Mossel Bay was the next stop and two of us stayed together and we met up with Alex on the Bas-bus. This was a bit of an anti-climax as we had been told of a good few games and a lively driver who would give a commentary on some of the most exquisite scenery on the Garden Route, sadly no he was silent and we ended up putting the Beatles on the Stereo to get everyone talking. We then struggled to find a decent restaurant in Mossel Bay as it was a ghost town. We made a decision to leave quickly and head for Knysna together. That left the evening to get totally plastered, we did this in an Irish Bar where the bartender, who was so camp it made Julian Clarey look like Sly Stallone, did everything but vault the bar and ask Alex to marry him. We had a laugh and left the next day for Knysna where we struck lucky with Pereguin Backpackers where we booked a township tour and a canoe trip straight away. The Township tour was amazing and simply the best thing I have done in SA so far. We were led to a Rasta town where Zebb told us all about the town and what they did and how his only mode of income was selling the stronger plants in his garden if you get my drift. The police seem to have an unwritten agreement with these people and they have created a great community in the hills above Knysna, which incidentally is the most valuable real estate land in Knysna. His kids were cool and kept greeting us with closed fist style greetings and repeating "cool runnings". Their smiles when we gave them some sweets, has made my whole trip worthwhile. We were then treated to a display of local dancing by some kids who were practising when we arrived. The rest of the kids posed for photos like catwalk models and I can't wait to see the results of the shots I got
The scenery did get better the next day on our canoe trip down the Knysna River. We had hoped for sightings of baboons, monkeys, and river snakes but all we got where a few beautiful birds and bizarrely a dead octopus!
I now have a confession to make as I was warned that two weeks is not enough time to get from Cape Town to Jo'berg. I declined to listen to Kath from STA on that point and now face leaving lovely Knysna and heading to Port Elizabeth before facing a tight schedule to get to Jo'berg for the 24th, but I am enjoying every minute and will keep you in formed along the way! Andy