2018 September Langebaan

From Meerendal we drove north-west along the coast, with a detour to Darling to visit a local microbrewery (Darling Brew). This region in general is renowned for its springtime wildflower blooms when the ground is covered with a carpet of colour. We were unfortunately a few weeks late to see the peak bloom, but there were still lots… Read the rest “2018 September Langebaan”

2018 September – The Klein Karoo

The next leg of our journey took us from Plettenburg Bay down the coast to Knysna where we stopped briefly to look at “The Heads” – a narrow headland that provides access to the Knysna estuary – lots of development (too much) everywhere. From Knysna we headed down to George on the coast and then swung west towards Oudtshoorn in… Read the rest “2018 September – The Klein Karoo”

2018 July Canada Day

Canada Day fell on a Sunday this year and we spent the weekend on Saltspring Island. Tom and Dtik hosted the second annual Canada Day celebration at Cushion Cove – a beautiful setting and a chance to get caught up with friends and neighbours. The Lao/Thai inspired food was spectacular, and Tom’s vinyl collection of Canadian music provided an appropriate… Read the rest “2018 July Canada Day”