Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Back-Blogging # 1: Our Honeymoon

Over the next few days I will be posting entries that should have gone up a month or less ago. Apologies again. So, to start things off, here are a few photos from our honeymoon week in South Africa.

We honeymooned in the coastal town of Sandbaai, near Hermanus in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. We visited the penguin colony at Betty's Bay, and saw a few lighthouses, including the Danger Point lighthouse near Gansbaai, which stands guard over the site of the Birkenhead tragedy.

We also drove to Cape Agulhas, the southern-most tip of the African continent, where the cooler Atlantic Ocean meets the warmer Indian Ocean. Here we had a tour of the lighthouse and also visited a shipwreck and relaxed by a cool tidal pool.

On the last full day of our honeymoon we went and explored Hermanus and the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, where we had a lovely hike in the mountains above the coast. Soon enough, though, it was time to head back to Cape Town where I had final preparations to make before my 22nd Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour the following weekend.

Candace at the penguin colony at Betty's Bay.

The African Penguins.

A seagull and an oyster catcher perched on some rocks.

Danger Point Lighthouse.

Cape Agulhas.

The Lighthouse at Cape Agulhas.

Shipwreck at Cape Agulhas.

Candace and I at the place where the two oceans meet.

Quaint fishing boats at Struisbaai.

The old fishing harbour at Hermanus.

An inquisitive dassie (rock hyrax) peeks out from under a rock.

Interesting flowers at Fernkloof.

Pretty flowers.

Lovely view.

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