Brian May and Ann Donaldson

Vernon, British Columbia - Canada

 Bob and Muriel Grossman
Tswassen, British Columbia - Canada

Margaret and George Hoar 
West Vancouver - Canada

12 April 2008

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I was supposed to meet this wonderful Canuck six-some on 12 April but due to the fact that their ship came into the Cape Town harbour in the late afternoon of the 12th we had to forego the 12th and only toured on the 13th of April.



All that I could see of the Canuck six-some on 12 April viz. The Prinsedam anchored outside of Cape Town's harbour. L


April 13


I met the six-some at the quayside in the cape Town harbour and it did not take long for us to become acquainted before setting out on a Cape Peninsula tour. We travelled past the Woolsack on the UCT campus, Muizenberg. Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and then onto Simonstown.



Meeting Just Nuisance in Simonstown

George, Brian and Bob
Margaret, Just Nuisance and Muriel


Ann does some shopping in the Gogos shop in Simonstown


Margaret buys some snacking food at Gogo's


Discussing food in Googos. JJ


Enjoying lunch at Seaforth restaurant near the penguin colony


Muriel enjoying her baby kingklip 


The food arrived and the table went quiet. JJ


Brian savouring his white stumpnose fish meal


Muriel and Margaret at the penguin colony on Boulders Beach


George the photographer at Boulders Beach



George and Margaret enjoy the penguins at Boulders



The wind was blowing at Boulders as Ann's hair shows. JJ


Bob enjoying the penguins on Boulders Beach


Taking a short break at Cape Point


Bob and Muriel examine their purchases while in the funicular at Cape Point


Going down in the Cape Point funicular


We moved onto the Cape of Good Hope where the following pictures were taken.





We travelled onto Chapmans peak where it was rather windy however it did not deter us from taking the  sunset pictures see below.




These six Canucks were a fabulous group to travel with . Simply look at all the smiling faces in the pictures as they tell a story. We had an absolutely wonderful time together and I enjoyed touring with them immensely. Everybody had some input which just made this tour a very positive one in that all just went with the flow with such ease. Overall I really enjoyed this tour and I think these wonderful Canadians enjoyed the tour as much as I did.


Brian, Ann, Bob, Muriel, George and Margaret


Received 26 May 2008


Thank you so much for posting the pictures on your website our friends 
have enjoyed them. The rest of the trip was wonderful but certainly one 
of the highlights was meeting you & your enthusiastic gift of your city to us.
We're home now so if you have more picture to share we'll be glad to get 
them. When & if I ever figure out how to do it I'll send you the ones I 

If you & Bette are ever near us we'd be insulted if you don't come to visit.

Please keep in touch.

Ann Donaldson


Received 9 August 2008


A major disappointment of my cruise was only having the one day with you in Capetown.
Can not speak for the others. The one day we toured with you was a major atonement. Your
knowledge of your city and the southwest of South Africa, and the way  you conveyed that
knowledge was, to say the least, amazing. 

Did you finish the book? His latest endeavors are not near as good.

Do you know a lady named Shiny Bright who is a tour guide in the Durban - Richards Bay area.
Ann and I were with her for two days - first to Shakaland out of Durban - the second to a game
reserve out of Richards Bay (have forgotten the name). Shiny was not quite in your league, but close. I believe Shiny is connected to a travel agency in Durban, either owning, or working at. I would highly recommend both of you to anyone traveling to your country.

Ann said it best when she said we would be insulted if we found you (with Bette) in British Columbia and you did not visit.

Enjoyed immensely the one day and wish the weather (winds) had cooperated on the first day
of our stop in Capetown.

Thank you, Brian .