Tom Hartigan and Gail Bartell

Chicago - USA

15 February 2004

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I met Gail and Tom in the foyer of the Cape Grace Hotel and after us making acquaintances we started out on our Cape Peninsula journey


Gail and Tom at Muizenberg


Gail sharing precious moments with a young local named Ryan and his yellowtail fish in the Kalk Bay Harbour. 



Tom meets Just Nuisance in Simon's Town


Gail and Tom at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach


At the Cape Point lookout with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


Tom, Gail and myself at Chapmans Peak


Cape Winelands

As we could not ascend the mountain on our Peninsula tour we decided to do so as our first stop on the morning of our Winelands journey

Doing the Titanic. JJ


Gail and Tom doing the Table Mountain shuffle


Taking photographs from the top of Table Mountain


Gail with Cape Town below her as seen from the Table Mountain cable-car


At the Afrikaans language monument

We had lunch at Cotage Fromage where I took the above photo


Sharing a happy moment on Middelvlei winefarm

Winetasting at Middelvlei.


We moved on to Kayamandi after our visit to Middelvlei.

With Nozandile Bossie and some of the children from her neighborhood in Kayamandi

Gail having great fun with the children of Kayamandi


An apple a day could not keep the photographer away  JJ


After our visit to Kayamandi we returned home to Cape Town where we went for a wonderful African feast to the Africa Cafe.

All in all this was a wonderful 2 day tour. Gail and Tom were very easy to travel with and they both showed enormous interest in all that we were doing as South Africans to build our great country. As a couple they were a true pleasure to travel with and our 2 days together were certainly memorable ones for me and I can but only hope for them too.

Gail and Tom thanks for the fab T-shirt - Now I certainly could never forget the Windy City of Chicago JJ and at the same time I will never ever forget the two of you as well as the great pleasure that it was for me to tour you through Cape Town and its surrounds

Thanks a ton Tom and Gail