Lindsay and Cussen

Surrey and Kent - UK

QE2 travellers visit of Cape Town 

29 November 2000

After meeting up at the QE2 this tour got off to a wonderful start on the Cape Winelands.  We had 2 absolutely wonderful days together viewing all the sights in Cape Town and the winelands as well as having many discussions about cricket, rugby and everything that was "holy" to what South Africa and England had in common. For me it was a wonderful experience to share so much with people who were so knowlegeable about the past and who could also relive it so vividly. All in all a great tour was had by all and a big thanks goes out to Ian Lindsay for arranging my touring with his parents, his uncle and his aunt.

Lin, Iris, Doris, and Dennis join the friendly security guard Patrick who helped us slip through the heavy security surrounding the QE2 so as to only have a 30 meter walk to the gangplank as opposed to a 300 meter walk.  JJ

 

The happy foursome having fun in the cellars of Plasier de Merle

Lin, Iris, Doris and Dennis

 

Lin and Iris stroke Nyana while Vivian looks on attentively. Unfortunately the pic that was taken of Dennis and Doris stroking Nyana did not come out.

 

We had a great night out at the Africa Cafe on our first night together doing a 1986 vintage of Warwick Trilogy from my cellar some good justice over what was a fine meal /African feast

 

After finding out that the foursome were absolutely crazy about cricket, I surprised them by detouring and visiting Newlands cricket ground at the start of our second day together. Here Dennis and Iris take a rest in front of the Newlands cricket shop

 

Any cricket fan would know that if you are mad about the game you just have to have a photo taken of your party overlooking the wonderfully scenic Newlands cricket ground.

 

Iris and Lin doing some shopping in the Kirstenbosch garden shop.

 

Dennis and Doris doing some shopping in the Kirstenbosch garden shop. Doris said that she needed another hour in the shop. My apologies go out to her grandchildren in this regard  J  as we had to get on with touring as we were running out of daylight hours and time.

 

Lin and Iris happilly leaving a couple of quid behind in the Kirstenbosch shop in return for many "family at home" gifts.

 

The foursome go into bargaining mode with Lawrence at "The Statues" near Scarborough.

 

On top of Table Mountain awaiting a sunset before boarding the QE2.

 

A fitting finale to two wonderful days in Cape Town.