|Carrolle Devonish||Alicia Tee Beatty|
|Sylvia Wright||Yvette Wallace|
|Emma Dickerson||Janet Shular|
Anguila - West Indies
Philadelphia - USA
9 September 2005
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I met this wonderful 6-some of ladies at the Cape Colonial guesthouse where they were staying and after going thorugh a getting to know you session ( remember there were 6 of them and one of me JJ) we set out on our Cape Winelands tour
Alicai, Sylvia, Carrolle Yvette and Janet admiring a King Protea at the Afrikaans language monument
The whole group at with the Afrikaans Langauge monument in the background
Shopping at Bronze on the Seidelberg winefarm
Alicia having fun in the glass factory on Seidelberg winefarm
Carrolle and Yvette in the glass factory shop
Alicia, Sylvia and Yvette deciding on the wines at Seidelberg
Decisions decisions! JJ
Grapes or nails! JJ
A wonderful private joke shared by Emma with us all after a fabulous lunch at Cotage Fromage.
Sylvia seems to be saying "oh no not again". JJ
After enjoying the Masakahne dance group we saw Janet, Alicia and Yvette having fun with Luyanda in the Ikamva Lethu Center in Kayamandi
Yvette having fun with the kids in Kayamandi
Sharing Lily's home with her
Alicia and Lily gave us a wonderful performance of hymn duet singing - memorable to say the vert least
We met up with Jevita (centre) and her two sets of twins while driving through Kayamandi
The group has great fun sharing stories with Nosandile in her shack home
Alicai after having been facepainted at Moyo restaurant
Yvette being facepainted at Moyo.
ABSOLUTLEY STUNNNNNING DAY
Cape Peninsula tour
We started our day with an ascent up Table Mountain. In the above picture we see Sylvia and Alicia in one of the old cablecars on Table Mountain
Doing the Tabel Mountain shuffle JJ
Shopping in Kalk Bay
Emma resting in Kalk Bay while others were shopping. JJ
The sixsome at Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background
Yvette enjoying an ice cream at Cape Point
Emma taking an ice cream break at Cape Point.
Yvette decided to say farewell on Chapmans Peak but we stopped her timeously. JJJJ
"Sisters are doing it for themselves" on Chapmans Peak in Cape Town, South Africa. JJ
Below are some fantastic sunset pictures taken on Chapmans Peak
Emma, Alicia, Janet, Carolle, Sylvia and Yvette enjoying sunset on Capmans Peak
We ended off our tour with a fabulous evening at the Africa Cafe.
FANTASTIC TOUR WITH SOME VERY AWESOME, GRACEFUL LADIES
This group were AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. They got on so well as good friends should and made up their mind that this was going to be a fun tour all the way. Believe me they had a holiday second to none and rest assured that I enjoyed myself as much as they all did. It would have been wonderful to have spent one more day in each others company but alas time contraints crept up on us. In summary I wish I could do this type of tour over and over as it was such a memorable event. A big thanks also has to go to Carrolle for organising the 6-some.
Carrolle, Alicia, Emma,
Janet, Sylvia and Yvette
what more can I say other than
THANK YOU, THANK YOU
A big thanks also goes out to you all for your very generous help for the Masakahne Dance group
Received 25 October 2005
Dear, dear Selwyn:
Our time with you was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip. We talked about you the remaining days in South Africa and we all longed to have spent more time with you. You are very special and I feel we had a taste of the real South Africa by traveling with you. What a joy.
I was so sad to leave SA....I hope we can return, there is so much more to see and learn. We had two Black South Africa guides while in SA -- we kept saying that we wish they could shadow you. They will grow and learn as they gain more experience, but we wish they could spend time with you. They are both Dreamcatcher representatives -- one in JoBurg and one in Durban.
Please keep in touch. I read the South African news daily and I continue to be deeply interested in the progress there. I read the new book out about Mbeki -- very interesting...and I will keep reading. I hope we can keep the dialogue going between us...you are my one solid link to SA and I want to learn more, more. I would love to continue to discuss issues with you.
I am still on South African time -- Yvette and I returned yesterday afternoon after a day and night in Philadelphia.
Thanks to you, Selwyn. We know we have gained a friend. Come and visit us -- you and Betty. You would love the beaches and Yvette and I would take you around and also to St. Martin - the French/Dutch island 18 minutes away by ferry (you could probably swim there!), We send our love. The pics are great!!!