An after-dinner stroll along the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.
We left Cape Town this morning around 9 am, en route to Glentana, near George. We’ve just stopped for lunch at a roadside restaurant near Heidelberg. They serve breakfast all day, so our French toast is on its way. After breakfast, we’ll have about two more hours of driving. We decided to take the road … Continue reading En route to Glentana, stopped for lunch
The vineyards at Laborie, Paarl, South Africa.
Note to self: Next time you go on a wine tasting tour, go with someone who doesn’t insist you finish her wine. I. Am. Hammered.
We’re taking a break from our day-long tour of South African wine country to have lunch in a cafe in Franschhoek. After all the wine tasting we’ve done so far, I’ve decided to cleanse my palate with a beer. We decided driving home from wine country wasn’t such a good idea, so we took an … Continue reading Franschhoek, wine country
If you should find yourself in Cape Town and in need of a good wheel clamping, this is definitely the place to do it.
We weren’t willing to wait over three hours to take the cable car up Table Mountain yesterday, only to wait as much as two hours to take it back down. Instead, we drove past the visitor center to the trailheads, parked the car in an uncrowded area, and got a lovely view of Cape Town … Continue reading Cape Town
The cliffs at Cape Point, South Africa, looking south. The Indian Ocean is to the left, and the Atlantic Ocean is to the right.
Cape Wheel at V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. Kathryn convinced me to join her on this for a nighttime view of the city and harbor.
Although I haven’t minded spending the last few days partly incommunicado, I did finally put a local SIM card in my phone today. I feel plugged in. I was expecting only 3G service here due to limitations of my phone, but to my pleasant surprise I’m receiving at least some 4G service here in Cape … Continue reading Plugged in
If you had told me yesterday there are penguins in South Africa, I would not have believed you, but there they are.
Cape of Good Hope — the formation near the top of the photo — is viewed from the cliffs above Cape Point, South Africa.
We arrived in Cape Town last night. After a day and a half of traveling, I was far too exhausted to post anything other than a quick text to my mother. The bar had already closed when we arrived at the hotel, so we ended up raiding the well stocked mini-bar instead. In light of … Continue reading Arrived in Cape Town