Wishing upon a star-a million miles away from home

Trip Start Mar 02, 2013
Trip End Apr 04, 2013

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Where I stayed
The Old Village in Citrusdal

Flag of South Africa  , Western Cape,
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day 9 – evening

Day 2 – Northern Experience Tour
             Pitch black sky, millions of stars
             Around 20 Celsius

Due to the fact that we were surrounded by these Cedarberg Mountains, unfortunately the sunset could not be seen from where we stayed!   However, what could be seen instead was the shadow of those majestic mountains descending all over the place!   At least, this kept me happy and content!

We sat on our cottage's porch for a short time while thinking that everything was so quiet and peaceful around here!   Sigh!!!!   That life was good and that we were spoiled by being here and being surrounded by all this rugged beauty!   Well, I was the one who thought about all of those things….Michel was just happy to relax!  Hehehe!

Can’t say that we thought very much about you guys back home but maybe, just maybe wondered if it had snowed at all!   Or if you were freezing!    See, without any Wi-fi here, I just couldn’t get in touch with you this evening!   Or did I want to!   

We slowly made our way, the African way, to the main building where a wonderful dinner was prepared for us!   Sitting all around a long rectangular table, we chatted the evening away while toasting to our trip.

Michel and I were the first ones to leave the table.   Since we were staying in a rural area and away from the city lights as one could say, the sky had a million stars that shone above us.   We could clearly see the milky-way or whatever it could have been but one thing for sure is that what I was seeing, I’ve never seen it before!   It was so beautiful!

At a moment like this, I thought about my tripod and regretted not bringing it with me on this overland tour.   We were only allowed 12kg and I was already exceeding that limit to start with! Imagine, all those special magic moments that I could have captured on pictures!

I did however make a wish, a wish under a million stars, millions of miles away from home!   Well, not exactly millions of miles away from home but who’s counting!   Hehehe!

We made our way back to our cottage in complete darkness with Michel leading the way with his small torch in his hand while I held on tight onto his arm not wanting to take a tumble!  It was a good thing that he had brought it with him because we couldn’t even see anything in front of us!   

Our first day on the road ended on this note.   We had travelled 250km today and enjoyed every minute of it.

Monique   :-)

Statistics for the day:
-           Cape Town to Citrusdal
-           Departed at 9:15am - arrived at 2:30pm
-           Total kilometers:   250km

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Mili on

I wish I had been there to see the stars!!!

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