Trond and Anna Pedersen
Trondheim - Norway
17 November 2004
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I met Trond, Anna and Gunnar at the Cape Town airort and we immediately transferred to Craigrownie guesthouse where they were straying while in Cape Town. I left them to rest for the balance of the day as we had a hectic touring schedule ahead of us for the next 3 days.
Cape Peninsula Tour
Gunnar, Trond and Anna at Muizenberg
We stopped in at Kalk Bay and watched the fisherman plying their trade in the harbour
We had a great fish lunch at Kalkies in the Kalk bay harbour
The threesome at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach
Enjoying the spectacular views at Cape Point
Anna having fun at "The Statues" near to Scarborough
A picture of Anna taken in the car at Chapmans Peak
We ended our day with a wonderful dinner at the Africa cafe. In the picture above the threesome are joined by our waitress for the evening. Tosi.
We started our day with a visit to the Afrikaans language monument. here we see Anna, Gunnar and Trond viewing a king protea in the monument gardens
At the Afrikaans language monument
Enjoying a winetasting experience at Backberg winefarm
We stopped in for a light lunch at Cotage Fromage
We moved on to Kayamandi where the below pictures were taken.
At Nozandile's home with Samkelo and Dorado.
Samkelo and Trond enjoy time together
Trond and the kids of Kayamandi
Having great fun in the township
Atlahang and Trond share some valuable time with each other
Samkelo guiding Trond through the narrow township corridors
Spending time with Shumi Ndlebe in her home
Anna and Shumi share thoughts
We moved onto Moyo for dinner where everybody was face painted by Andiswe before our meal as Gunnar experience shows. JJJ
A face painted threesome enjoying the evening at Moyo. JJJ
Our day started in a negative way as my car's starter motor packed up and while I was having it repaired the Threesome moved on to Kirstenbosch Gardens so as to go on the trolley ride through the garden so as to see its wonderful botanical beauty
After the threesome returned to the guesthouse I made contact with them and we progressed onto the Bo-Kaap are where I took this picture of Anna, Trond and Gunnar.
We had an unfortunate experience at this spot as someone managed to enter our vehicle while we were talking the above pictures and stole Anna's handbag from the car. After searching for the bag extensively we simply gave up and continued touring. The following morning someone contacted us to tell us that they had picked up Anna's wallet and thankfully we managed to get this important part of Anna's bag back on the day. This was an unfortunate experience that marred our journey for about and hour and it was not long before we were all back into te swing of touring once again.
We visited the top of Table Mountain where we unfortunately had a cloud covering that spoilt our views. nevertheless we still had a good experience up in the clouds.
Coming down in the cableway with Anna sporting her newly purchased wonderful hat. JJJ
We ended our day buy having a great espetada dinner at the Spurs Restaurant in Sea Point
Travelling with this threesome was an amazing experience. With Trond being handicapped I was certainly made aware of how tough things could be in this regard however was very pleasantly surprised to see how well Cape Town caters for the handicapped folk of this world. Trond was an amazing person considering his situation and we shared many a story with great joy. Anna and Gunnar were also wonderful to tour with in that they were very understanding of all that Cape Town presented them and they certainly made great use of of all the opportunities that they had. The last day of our tour was filled with much drama as the unexpected continuously happened but we all took it in our stride and made the very best of a what turned out to be a great tour.
Thank you for sharing an amazing Cape Town experience with me Trond, Anna and Gunnar.
Received: 12 December 2004
Thank you for the e-mail.
The Garden Route tour went quite well and we safely returned home.
Anna, Gunnar and myself will thank you for the time we spent together in
Cape Town, and what we learnt from you about your country and people,
history etc. We all enjoyed your tour and South Africa very much.
Should you ever visit Norway, we look forward to hearing from you.
All the best to you from
Anna & Trond and Gunnar