Hamilton and Penicuik - Scotland
15 November 2011
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I met this wonderful quartet of Scottish ladies at the Waterfront apartment and as originally planned we set off on a Peninsula tour
Everybody joined Karl Werksman on the Watertaxi between Kalk Bay and Simonstown
At Cape Point
At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background and Margaret saying "I dont want to be in this picture" JJ
Rhona, Margaret, Shirley and Mary on the beach at the Cape of Good Hope
At the Cape of Good Hope
At my secret spot on Chapmans Peak where Shirley did sabrage to a bottle of Champers.
Sunset on Chapmans Peak
Winelands and Kayamandi
We started our day with a visit to the Potbelly factory so as to see what local food South Africans eat
We moved on to Muratie Winefarm where we enjoyed a great winetasting
AT MURATIE, BY CHANCE,
WE WERE BLESSED TO MEET THE INIMITABLE AND EXTRAORDINARY
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We moved on to Graaf winefarm where we once again enjoyed a great winetasting on the spectacular farm
We enjoyed lunch at the Wild Peacock deli in Stellenbosch
After lunch and a short tour of Stellenbosch we moved onto Kayamandi
At the Ikamva Lethu (Our future) Centre where we had great fun with the kids in the centre
We visited Lily in her Kayamandi home where she told us her life story
We visited the locals in Zone J where we had great fun with the kids as well as adults and also enjoyed giving out apples for trash
HERMANUS and MARIANA'S
On our way to Hermanus with False Bay in the background
At Mariana's in Stanford after having a wonderful lunch served to us by Mariana and Peter.
On our way back home we stopped in at Hermanus and saw quite a few Southern Right whales in Walker Bay
We stopped in at a local butcher where we bought some biltong for all to take home.
On our way home we stopped in at the Peregrine Country Farm stall where we once again got to see what the locals ate.
This was an absolutely fabulous quartet to travel with. Everybody got on so well with each other and just went with the flow of tours on each day. The 3 days we spent together left us with a tour that would not be forgotten too easily. We had such a blast with the dancers in the Ikamva Lethu center that I am sure the kids in the centre will always remember this fabulous group of ladies who visited us especially because they could boast that they could do a highland fling. I could do this type of tour over and over as it was such a wonderful experience for me and I just hope that all in the group felt similarly to me. A big thank you goes to Jack Meikle who referred me to Mary and Rhona thus making our journey together a reality.
Mary, Margaret, Rhona
all that I can say is
THANK YOU, THANK YOU
FOR SUCH A VERY SPECIAL TOUR
Received on 27 November 2011
First of all many thanks again for the brilliant three days we spent with you. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and we saw lots we would never have seen with a 'normal' tour guide.
Back home and sorry to say back into the old routine - although my grandsons were delighted to have be back.
No pictures on the website yet. When you click on my name you get a Robert and Wendy Thompson. Can you advise - maybe I am doing something wrong.
Hope you are well and I am sure you will be busy as usual.
Thanks again for everything.