Around the Cape

Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Struisbaai to Palmiet

Kleinbaai and Gansbaai are well established coastal towns with a host of locals rather than just holiday houses. The shoreline is just pebble upon pebble. I would love to take 10 trucks and fill them all with pebbles and use it to build myself a sweet little stone cottage.  The harbor in Gansbaai is not open to the public but one is able to get a good look at it.  Hardly any activity though. Geyser Island and Dyer Island is just off shore.  A huge shark cage diving industry is run from here.

Perlemoen baai and Die Kelders. Although my dad lived in Kleinbaai for a while we never came to see Perlemoenbaai and Die Kelders.  After having seen it I think I prefer it to Kleinbaai.  We saw some seals playing in the breakers – hope the photos show it.

Tom was so excited to see Hermanus. Having told him about the little shops and flea market, he was ready to go explore. Carlos had a coffee and I went to the old harbor to take photos.  I am so glad to see that Hermanus has new life again.  A while ago it looked run down and it was clear that the municipality did not take care of the streets.  This time it was bright as a new six pens.  Lots of memories here.  We used to come to camp here with my mom and dad almost every December holiday.  Our Oupa Hannes lived here after he lived in Kleinmond with ouma Kooitjie or Skootjie, like we used to call her. With everyone satisfied we went on to Kleinmond were we stocked up. The guys did not feel like looking for oupa's old house so on we went.

Palmiet rivier with its amazing mountains!  Wow, we have a fantastic country.  U definitely have  not lived till you have seen the cape corner to corner.  We had a quick look at the camp site but Carlos wanted to stay in Bettiesbaai as Disa Jeugkampterrein did no longer have a caravan park. It was getting really late. The camp site at Betties was also closed for business. So…….back to palmiet we went.  Set up camp in the dark.  At least there was hot water.  Tom started the fire while I got the fish ready. We were all putting high hopes on the Yellowtail.  It did not disappoint!  Carlos cooked it to perfection.  Needless to say it was quiet in camp till the Quijano’s all reached eloquent sufficiency. While clearing up another Gennet came to entertain us.  The boys were still taking photo when I got into bed.  I was not getting better.
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Carla on

hi Mamma and Dad
missing you guys too much already... come back home now;)

Deon on

Sure u on the right route???? GPS not upside down??? Tought u were go'in up but u R down ................hehehe Just joking!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!

Anita on

Jaaaa Swaar! We know. But that is the plan. In Springbok at the moment. Next up is Alexanderbaai via Port Nolloth. We getting there. We first had to get the whole camping thing "onder die knie". And Carlos said to tell you "you dont have any sence of directiong because you are all over the place !! Do you know where you are at the moment? " Heheheheee

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