Category Archives: Being a Tourist in Cape Town

36 Years

Tuesday Today was the day…. We celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary! I took the day off and we headed for Constantia Nek again. This time we walked to the three reservoirs at the top of the mountain. There and back … Continue reading

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Covering Table Mountain

Saturday Today was the day… We took a drive into the city centre and mooched around a few places. We started off by going to the Wild Sprout for breakfast which is a health restaurant in Constantia. This is where … Continue reading

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Walking the Other Side of the City

Saturday Today was the day…. We went walking on the other side of the city. Mike and I drove into Cape Town and parked at Radisson Blu Hotel. From there we walked to Arthur’s Rd Sea Point and back. It … Continue reading

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Move-in Date?

Sunday Today was the day… We decided upon, perhaps too enthusiastically, a move in date: Friday 16th October 2020 The house should be ready by then¬† – at least the top two floors. We may be being too optimistic but … Continue reading

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The Full Quarry Hike

Saturday Today was the day… Sue and I hiked to above the Glencairn Quarry. Mike and I had gone about half way one drizzly Sunday. Today I got to go the whole way. It was Sue’s 10th time and it’s … Continue reading

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Walk to Kalk Bay and Back

Monday Today was the day… We walked to Kalk Bay to have dinner. It was a little windy but the views were as usual, absolutely stunning… After dinner,¬† Mike jovially suggested we walk back again, so we did. I have … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Cape Town

Saturday Today was the day… We went back to the tile stores in Paarden Eiland. A batch of our tiles had arrived and we took our sample out to check they were the right ones. They weren’t. It ended up … Continue reading

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Quarry Hike

Sunday Today was the day… Mike and I walked along the ridge below Elsie’s Peak. I will call it the Quarry Hike, because had we carried on, we would have arrived above Glencairn Quarry. Perhaps next time we will go … Continue reading

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Summer in Winter

Friday Today was the day… That was gloriously sunny – was really summer in winter. I did a bit of work early and then Riana picked me up and we went to the beach to meet up with friends. At … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day – Stormy Night

Sunday Today was the day… That was beautiful and calm to start but this evening there is already quite a wind that has blown up and a storm is expected to sweep over the Cape dumping quite a bit more … Continue reading

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Out & About on a Sunday

Sunday Today was the day… That began with a walk around the block. This was the first exercise since my operation and I have to admit, I was tired doing this minor not quite 3km walk. I went down to … Continue reading

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Sunday Drive

Sunday If you can’t go out to socialise, you can go out for a drive, so that’s what we did. First we watched church on TV which was great. We had a relaxing morning and then around about lunchtime, we … Continue reading

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A Remedy for Anxiety

Sunday Today has been a pleasant day. We went to 8am church and then did a quick shop before coming home for breakfast. Not long after, we got a call from Gareth who owns the plot behind us at Echo … Continue reading

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Visit to the Hugenot Monument

Sunday Today we decided to go to Franschoek. While I was there briefly not so long ago, Mike hasn’t been for years. We parked just after we entered the town and walked the length of the Main Rd ending at … Continue reading

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Capturing Kalk Bay

Sunday Today we walked through Kalk Bay. We parked at Clovelly and walked along the Main Rd. Such a lovely walk. On the way we passed a house being built behind the current house. This is exactly what we will … Continue reading

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