Carol and Leo Weston

Sydney - Australia

27 June 2005

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I met Carol and Leo at Craigrownie Guesthouse and with the weather in our favour we set out on a Cape Peninsula tour

 

Carol and Leo in front of the 12 Apostles and Camps Bay 

 

Doing the Titanic on Table Mountain  JJ

 

It was rather misty on top of Table Mountain

 

Doing the Table Mountain shuffle  JJ

 

These local ladies asked Carol if they could be photographed with her

 

With Just Nuisance in Wynberg

 

At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach

 

Having lunch at the Seafood Restaurant next to Boulders Beach

 

Leo and Carol with the Cape of Good Hope in the background

 

Carol holding up the old lighthouse at Cape Point  JJ

 

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Sunset at Chapmans Peak

 

A great picture taken on Chapmans Peak

 

We had a fabulous African feast at the Africa Cafe for dinner


Day 2

Cape Winelands

 

We started out our day with a visit to a local internet cafe so that Leo and Carole could make contact with their children back home.

 

At the Afrikaans language monument in Paarl

 

Taken at the Afrikaans language  monument 

 

Having a cheese lunch at Cotage Fromage

 

Enjoying the wood maturation cellar at Middelvlei winefarm

 

Leo having fun with some of the young males in Kayamandi

 

With Nosandile, Lily and the Sarafina girls in front of Nosandile's shack

 

Having fun with the kids of Kayamandi

 

Leo being face-painted at Moyo restaurant

 

The Westons all painted up  JJ

 

Enjoying the dancing and singing at Moyo

 

Leo says "don't look how much dessert my wife is eating" JJ


Day 3

Stellenbosch and Hermanus

 

We started our day with a visit to the old and rustic (see the cobwebs in the window) Muratie winefarm with the specific aim to taste the Port on the farm

 

After our visit to Muratie we did a short car-tour of Stellenbosch

 

We stopped in at Mooiplaas Farm stall where Carol and Leo enjoyed J some witblits (whilte lightning)

 

We stopped to take this photo of Leo and Carol overviewing False Bay on our way to Hermanus

 

We bought delicious pancakes (pannekoeke) along the way

 

After leaving the town of Kleinmond I spotted these wonderful king proteas and got Carol to pose for a photo with them

 

While in Hermanus I snapped this photo of Leo while Carol was shopping.
Written on bench - The seat is reserved for tired husbands.
JJJ

 

Unfortunately we only saw whales breaching from afar in the bay and in actual fact made no close-up sitings however the views and scenery were great as can be seen from the above picture and we thoroughly enjoyed our stop in Hermanus
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We retuned to Cape Town via the Grabouw citrus farm route and after stopping in at peregrine Farm stall we travelled on to Cape Town where I said goodbye to Carol and Leo at the Victoria and Albert Waterfront.

 


The Westons were "my kind of people" and we clicked instantaneously after starting our travels. This resulted in a wonderful tour for me as a tourguide as I had so much in common with Carol and Leo. They simply went with the flow in all that we did and it seemed as if we clicked on all our ideas and thoughts. This in turn resulted in what I feel was a marvellous tour for us all.

Carol and Leo have a huge sense huge sense of social morality and I truly identified with this at all times.  For this reason our time together in Kayamandi especially was extra special. 

What a tour this was and I can but only hope that the Westons felt similarly.

 

THANKS A TON

Carol and LEO


Received 4 July 2005

G'Day Selwyn

Just a quick note as we only arrived home about an hour ago and the time
changes have worn my brain out a little We did enjoy he last safari camp as it was a very interactive animal experience with walks joined by a 6 month old Lion cub as well as other animals at times.

Will update once we are more able to function.

Thank you very much for allowing us to tour with you The insightful and at
times humbling places you took us to gave us many things to think about in
our own lives

I will be in touch soon and part with

"Go the Wallabies" ;-)

Be Well , Be Safe

Leo

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