My sister is at the far left in the turquoise jacket and I'm in the middle in white. It's hard to believe that it was cool enough for a light weight down jacket because later in the trip, when we were on safaris they were having an unusual heat wave and it was way over 100. I don't do well with hot. And I learned a new term from Thabie....she said it was cookin' hot.
We also visited Bouder Beach to see the adorable penguins. The African penguins are quite small, just about two feet high. They were so amusing, as penguins tend to be with their waddling walk. We were not allowed on the beach where thy lived, but viewed them from a boardwalk which afforded us very close up views. There were a LOT of penguins, I only show a very few here.
We also traveled to the charming village of Stellenbosch and visited a local winery for a tasting and a delicious lunch outside on the patio. South Africa is known for its wines, especially white wines and we enjoyed them throughout the trip.
I loved seeing the wildflowers. The King Protea is their national flower and many varieties of Protea grew all along the road side. What might cost as much as twelve or more dollars apiece here in the US were free for the picking.
|Pincushion Protea, the most common found in the area we were traveling.|
|Huge shrubs grew all along the roadside.|
|This is the King Protea, the national flower. You can see how large it is by the arm holding it steady.|
Please come back for what you really want to see.....the animals!