Category Archives: Excursions

Out Chopping for a TV, I Saw the View Open, then Sea Another Path


It started with the hard drive of Younger Daughter’s TV decoder up in the main house packing in. This meant that programmes could no longer be saved and stored for when she, the kids, and the two of us in … Continue reading

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Step (or two) to the Beach


Today, to chase away cobwebs, we decided to take a stroll (sarcastic laugh) down the path to the beach we used from our first house on the Bluff, very many years ago, which was closer to the old Whaling Station. … Continue reading

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Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax minus Ships and Sealing Wax Plus Elves


One of our recent excursions that I have lacked the time to blog about was to revisit Groundcover Leather Company in Curry’s Post near Howick in Natal. Daughter K wanted to take a couple of pairs of their leather sandals … Continue reading

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A Gorge-us Outing — M’aidez!


We took a little drive down the coast for the holiday yesterday — One May as well do so! Destination: Oribi Gorge. We expected it to be signposted clearly, having had no difficulty in finding it many years ago. Thus, … Continue reading

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A Beach Away from the Sea.


Today the family went to Kloof and Valley of 1000 Hills. I stayed at home and worked. This evening we had supper at Kaya Beach again. It always strikes me as a bit crazy, as the actual beach is on … Continue reading

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Natal North Coast by Car, Train, Bus, and lots of Walking.


As a treat for our visitor from Germany — a friend met by Younger Daughter many years ago when they were both on a working ‘holiday’ (ha ha) as chambermaids, waitresses etc at Inversnaid Hotel on the banks of Loch … Continue reading

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Goog(mis)led!


On Sunday last Younger Daughter decided it was time to revisit an animal farm that serves the best scones in the universe. She had forgotten exactly where it was, so plugged in a Google ap. to provide instructions. At the … Continue reading

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