chilling out in South Africa

Posted on August 6, 2017 at 5:00 AM

The final stretch......

It took us while, but we both got over the flu bug, or what ever it was after spending 3 days resting at a lovely place with a tuscan feel just down the road a bit from Berlin Falls.  Graskop is one of Bobs favourite towns, usually cause he has a antique store that he is fond of... but also, there are some stunning areas to look out of, one being Gods window, and the areas around it, which are full of scenic spots and waterfalls.   Next  we arrived back at our friends place in Jo'burg, where i spend one entire day just wrapping and packing our souvies and shopping,  then we drove an hour out to a little town called Parys for breakfast and check out the curios there. A braii (BBQ)at the end of the day is always a good way to go, in any part of the world you are!!   

Back on the road  we head south, going through the very beautiful mountain pass of Prince Albert. South Africa is full of mountain passes, each of them high & steep with very narrow dirt roads, some have strong switch-backs, but all have stunning views,- then finally reaching Plettenburg Bay. We had finally got to the coast!!!                     We stayed one night here at a camp site  with a peacock as a dinner guest, (we often have cats and dogs which we enjoy), checked out the beach and the shops, found the table cloth weights i had been looking for, and eventually made arrangements to meet up with our belgium guys again,.. who were also heading this way from Namibia  for a final meet up.  We found a 2 bedroom unit with  with full kitchen, laundry etc,  which was only $3 more for each person a night  than it was to camp at the camp sites,.. so seemed a good idea,  especially with the rain that was suppose to be coming down on us.      So, the first day, Micheal had to go to the hospital and try to find out why he cant move his neck,... after 5 hours waiting, they gave up and came back, so we have been treating it ourselves, ...  in the meantime it gave me LOTS of time to catch up on their WEEKS of laundry.... (yes guys, if ever you get to read this blog.... you will remember this)!!!   So it made it a nice evening to go out to the waterside restaraunts for drinks and dinner.  The fact that the boys stayed out a lot longer than us last night, means that none of us are in any hurry this morning and i have time to catch up on my website.!!

With only a few weeks in Africa left for us, we intend to spend time with our friends and in-laws, Erna and Johan, will be so good to see them again at Mossel Bay,  not far from here, (hence our journey down south to the coast)  then it is back to Jo'burg to take Philip and Erika to a resort for our final week together and a thankyou for looking after Huberta (the camper) and us. 

So, this may well be the final blog i will write for this trip,  we are due home on the 4th of Sept. which we are looking forward to getting back there and seeing our family again.  A few days later,  the  9th of Sept will be my 60th  birthday and by the end of Sept. Nathan and Ina should be giving birth to their 2nd son....when Ness, Jamie and their 2 girls will be visiting Nat and Ina.   so lots of things to look forward to.

So, it's bye for now everyone.  Thanks for coming along for the ride.   

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