Frank Huband

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.


 

DAY 2 

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.

 


DAY 3 

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