Something Wet, a Stolen Campsite and a Singed Fringe – #17adventures

Something Wet, a Stolen Campsite and a Singed Fringe – #17adventures

After putting it out there to the Universe a couple of weeks back, Big U kicked into action almost immediately and we found ourselves on our way to our first family adventure of 2017 – No.15 Something Wet. (An Open Letter to the Universe – #17adventures)

 

First up on our 2017 adventure experiences was a family kayak and lilo adventure with Untouched Adventures up the Storms River Gorge.  We prefer to gift each other experiences instead of things, and this was Ralph’s present for his New Year birthday. Paddling up a pristine gorge on bright red kayaks and heavy duty lilos sounded incredible and we decided to make a weekend of it with camping in the Storms River National Park.

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Dreaming of a Real White Christmas

Dreaming of a Real White Christmas

Its thirty something degrees. The humidity is close to a hundred and there is not a breath of wind to cool things down. As I lie on the scorching sand and watch my kids swimming in the waves through a shimmering haze of heat, I realise that we have survived yet another white Christmas.

 

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Port Elizabeth From Above – View from a Drone (Video)

Here is a mix of some of the drone footage we have taken of our home town, the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed filming it!

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Learning to Surf at Kings Beach in Port Elizabeth – Video

Although we have lived in the surfing mecca of Port Elizabeth for 10 years, we have never been surfing. We decided it was time to change that, and went for our very first family surf lesson at Oceanside Surf Store with our fabulous 5-in-1 Nelson Mandela Bay passes.

What a thrilling morning we had – read the full story by clicking here and watch our video to get a taste of the surfing action and family fun.

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In Search of Port Elizabeth’s Best Beachfront Burger

In Search of Port Elizabeth’s Best Beachfront Burger

Our family loves hamburgers. Every Friday is Burger Night, and Ralph spends many hours making his own gourmet patties. So when we go out for a meal, our expectation is for the restaurant to deliver a specially crafted, well thought out and tasty burger – not a mass produced fast food number. We have welcomed the gourmet burger revolution with gusto, and have enjoyed sampling what our city has to offer. We went in search of Port Elizabeth’s finest burgers along the Humewood / Summerstrand beachfront and here are our top 5 choices:Continue reading…