Oct 8, 2011
|Around 7:30 this morning, I peeked out to the patio area and saw Linda sitting with her bird book, binoculars, and a cup of coffee.
Marilyn & I joined her within a few minutes and before long the entire gang was present.
We sipped coffee, watched the variety of birds in the beautiful yard and talked a lot.
Everyone was feeling much better today, after a good night of rest.
At some point, someone suggested that we go whale watching in Hermanus.
We drove through some wonderful scenery in the mountains, making a stop to buy some keepsakes from the carvers, at an overlook where we also noticed a sign which said “Feeding Baboons Prohibited”.
Marilyn found several items she had to have and after Jackie mentioned that the same items would cost three or four times as much at a store, we made the purchase.
We are now the proud owners of a carved giraffe and another carving of the “Big Five”. (Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo)
Next, we stopped at a Farmers Market Building where we made a couple of food purchases, then continued on to the seaside town of Hermanus, passing the town where Tony & Jackie used to own a home.
We found a parking place and walked along the cliffs overlooking the ocean and people looking for whales.
We saw numerous whales including a mother and her calf.
We took advantage of the photo ops and then decided to have lunch at a place called “Fusion” where we again ate a delicious meal of seafood.
Carolyn, our hostess and driver, described many places we were seeing and the conversation was easy and comfortable with this fine group of friends. Only laughter interrupted the flow of chatter.
I have a few pictures to post for last night’s blog and a few for tonight, but I will add many to them once we are back in the USA.
On the way back to Cape Town, our drivers chose the seashore drive and we stopped again to watch for whales.
We saw three whales and several seals, managing to get a few good pictures.
Back at our comfortable home for the week, we sat outdoors with a cold drink, working on the computers with our respective blogs.
Please check Howard & Linda’s blog and Jackie & Tony’s blog for more pictures and a different perspective.
We have a busy day planned for tomorrow, to visit several wineries in the mountains.
We are having a wonderful time.
Life is Good!