A Weekend at Misty Mountain Reserve in Tsitsikamma

A Weekend at Misty Mountain Reserve in Tsitsikamma

It’s Sunday morning and I am lying in a cloud of puffy white linen, watching the mist as it wafts through the door and swirls around the room, making patterns in the soft morning light around me. I am revelling in that half-awake state of being that is midway between deep sleep and consciousness – a rare and special place that we parents seldom get to visit.Continue reading…    

Canada Diary Part 2 – Getting Amped

Canada Diary Part 2 – Getting Amped

So, we now have 5 air-tickets to Vancouver for 5 weeks, in 5 months time. Sounds kinda cool. Not quite our initial big dream of RV’ing around the USA and Canada for a year, but not nothing either. We are living our dream, making it happen, grabbing life by the horns.

Well, that was the theory anyway when I withdrew our savings and splurged on the air-tickets. Now comes the part when we decide what to do in the 5 weeks. Continue reading…    

A Tower of Shellfish at Die Walskipper

A Tower of Shellfish at Die Walskipper

Rumour has it that Die Walskipper in Jeffreys Bay is THE place to go to celebrate a special occasion. Any day that we can spend together without working or doing homework qualifies as a special occasion for us, so during the holidays we decided to head out to J-Bay to stock up on board shorts and hoodies at the Billabong factory shop, and to experience for ourselves the infamous Walskipper restaurant.Continue reading…    

Canada Diary Part 1 – Why Canada?

Canada Diary Part 1 – Why Canada?

Why Canada? I suppose South Africans don’t really consider Canada as a realistic travel destination, as its so far away and expensive to get to. But then, LA is up there on SA’s travel bucket list and that’s just as far as Canada.

Perhaps because not too many SA people seem to holiday in Canada, there is not much knowledge of what that part of the world has to offer. Hence the puzzled expressions and “Why on Earth would you go to Canada?” questions. For the rest of the world, Canada is one of the top places to travel to – both for its natural splendour – secluded lakes and forests, mountains and glaciers – and for its cosmopolitan and beautiful cities.

For us, the lure of Canada can be summed up in 4 words. 1 – Mark. 2 – Rockies. 3 – Fishing. 4 – Future.Continue reading…