Washington - USA
10 September 2006
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I met Frank at the Arabella Sheraton and after becoming acquainted we worked out a tour schedule for the next three days and then started out on a journey to Hermanus in hope of seeing the southern right whales in Walker Bay
Frank meets the whale cryer of Hermanus
We saw many whales in Walker bay but unfortunately none of them were breaching whales. We enjoyed lunch at the Ocean Basket restaurant where I introduced Frank to Kinglip fish
After our journey to Hermanus we returned back to Cape Town via the citrus valleys of Elgin and Grabouw. We also stopped in at the Peregrine farm stall where I showed Frank many of the local foodstuffs that South Africans eat inclusive of biltong.
All in all a wonderfully relaxing and scenic day.
Winelands and Kayamandi
We started our day with a drive out to Paarl and the Afrikaner Language Monument where the above picture was taken
Franks enjoying the King proteas at the Afrikaans Language monument
At the monument itself
We moved on to Seidelberg winefarm where after visiting the glassblowing factory on the farm Frank settled down for a winetasting which was conducted by Catherine of the Seidelberg wine farm
Enjoying lunch and a winetasting on Seidelberg
Having fun with the Masakhane dance group in Kayamandi
Meeting Lily and her granddaughter Zizo in Lily's Kayamandi home
Being shown around Lily's house by the proud homeowner
Meeting some of the kids at Nosandiles shack home.
The Cape Peninsula
At the penguin colony at Boulders beach
Viewing Judas Peak and Cape Point before entering onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope behind Frank
At Cape Point where as can be seen it was a rather windy day, JJ
At Cape Point with the old lighthouse in the background
We traveled back to Cape Town via Chapmans Peak and stopped in at Maidens Cove to take this great picture of Frank with Camps Bay and The Twelve Apostles in the background.
Traveling with Frank was an experience extraordinaire, he was such a well travelled and knowledgeable person to have in my car with me and we shared so many stories revolving around the different educational ways of the USA and SA, the politics of both our countries and so many other facets of life. For me the journey was quite an eye opener in that I learnt so much from Frank and I can but only hope that he learnt the same about me with regard to my own city and country.
THANKS FOR AN AMAZING THREE DAYS FRANK