Eric and Sandie Robinson
Newcastle Upon Tyne - UK
18 September 2008
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I met Eric and Sandie at the Table Bay Hotel and after discussing the weather prospects for the next couple of days we decided to go on a Hermanus tour specifically to see the Southern Right whales.
Eric and Sandie on very windy beachfront at Kleinmond on the way to Hermanus
In a cold, wet and windy Hermanus with a whale in Walker Bay
Breaching whales seen on the day
Sandie reluctantly ignores a breaching whale in the background to pose for a picture.
We all had a kingklip and calamari lunch at the Ocean Basket.
After lunch we did some more whale watching before returning to Cape Town. We travelled via the Franschhoek pass as well as Franschhoek and took in the wonderful scenery along the way.
Spotting whales at the top of Kalk Bay
Having fun at the waterfall above Kalk Bay
Dodging cars in Kalk Bay JJ
Sandie with a whale behind her in Fish Hoek. The self same whale came to within 100 yards of us to bask and play in the sun!
With Just Nuisance in Simonstown
At Gogos where we purchased some pies for lunch as well as some biltong
At the penguin colony
Sandie at the penguin colony
Sharing a joke at the penguin colony
At Cape Point
At the most south western point of Africa - The Cape of Good Hope
Enjoying the wonderful waves at the Cape of Good Hope
Sandi AND Eric J enjoying the view at Kommetjie.
Travelling with Eric and Sandie was a true blessing. They were such a wonderful and happy couple to have with me in my vehicle. Much information was shared by us all and the search concept of searching for whales has now changed forever after having been in Eric and Sandie's company. What an amazing experience this whole tour was for me. The three of us had so many wonderful experiences together that this really will be go down as a very memorable tour which will be very difficult to duplicate.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
ERIC AND SANDIE
A huge thank you for your very generous gift which will be used in Kayamandi as well as for all the wonderful stationary for the kids in the township.
Received 5 October 2008
We have settled back at home after our fantastic adventure in your country
and we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful introduction you gave us and for the great advice and guidance which saw us through much of the rest of our journey.
It is only when you are home and recounting to family and friends all that
we did together that you truly realise just how much we covered in the two
days we had. The recommendations you made to us for Franschhoek, Cape Town ,Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Port Elizabeth where amazing and none more so than Firefly which was a truly memorable evening . Shamwari lived up to all our expectations and and we transferred the skills gained at whale spotting to the big game drives!
We also found meeting and getting to know you played a large part in the
very happy memories we have of South Africa and the role that you are
playing in the Kayamandi township is marvellous .
Eric has now become a wizard in England but gives all the credit for his
skill to his mentor and he still hasn't found anyone who can truly explain
to him why he should change his choice of boxes. If he doesn't find the
solution in the film he will probably pester you forever.
Many many thanks for giving us so much and we really appreciate all that you
did for us. We also feel that we were lucky to gain a special friend and we
would like to keep in touch, if that is ok.
Sandie and Eric