I have just returned from a 7 week holiday in South Africa........yes, 7 weeks!..I have to say that I honestly didn't know how I felt about being away from home for that long, but as it turned out it was great. We spent the first couple of weeks in Cape Town with my daughter, her hubby and our two grand children. There is always a list of things the children want to do and this year the top of the list was a trip to 'Ratanga Junction' with the "Cobra" being at the very top of the list of rides, but my favourite (and one that we went on about 8 times) was Monkey Falls (you really should click on the link and enjoy).
|By the time this photo was taken we had both worked out where the camera was|
Mr D and I then had a trip up to Durban to visit some friends that have both had a rough year. The weather was very mixed (although always warm), the first week was so hot and humid I even developed a heat rash - mind you with temps. of 36 deg C it wasn't surprising. After a few days we left my friend V and travelled just a bit further up the coast to Salt Rock. We arrived there on the Sunday, and Monday it started to rain. By Tuesday we had caught the tail end of a Cyclone and in all the time I lived in Natal I don't think I have ever seen it rain so hard and for so long I believe that in 24 hours over 12 inches of rain had fallen!
|Photos can;t show the volume of water|
|Before we got absolutely soaked|
|Can you see the rainbows?|
|Having a rest on the way down to the gorge|
|Nice and relaxed|
|This is the Captain and the Bar!!!!!|
|There were so many|
|And such a beautiful sunset|
|Love empty pools|
This part of the holiday came to an end and we had to return to the airport - and what a surprise that was! Firstly there was an exit tax that nobody had informed us (or any of the other passengers about) and at $50 each it wasn't a cheap escape. I couldn't believe the airport, as there was not a soul to be seen!....... beautiful airport but empty! The biggest surprise was when we realised that there was only 10 passengers on the Airbus 320 back to Joburg!
|Our departure Lounge|
|Choose your seat|
Our last stop before returning to Cape Town was to see friends in Johannesburg. Oh how the area has changed since we lived there! I cannot believe the amount of shopping malls and designer shops, not that we spent much time in them, we were off to the Vaal River for some R and R. Time was spent relaxing by the river, bit of fishing and then trips in the boat looking for Monitor lizards and fish eagles and other wild life.
|Personal tour guide and spotter|
I did of course get some sewing, knitting and crochet done while sitting around
|This was a DIY birthday gift from a friend|
|A friend was battling to get this finished so I took it over.|
|Cardigan for granddaughter Issy coming up|
|Jan made two of these|
|I also made two|
|Two pairs of leggings|
Not bad considering we only had Friday afternoon and Saturday..
Our last day in Cape Town was spent at Noordhoek Cape Point Vineyard. A picnic and lazing in the shade......just the ticket!!
|What a view|
Hope you have enjoyed my holiday.....