Thursday, June 18, 2009

Holiday snaps

Hello all! (All being the 3 of you who still read this blog. You're still there, aren't you?)

Well we're about half way through our holiday and having a ball but man, being on holiday can be tiring. I've done more socialising in the last week than I have in the last 6 months.
And I caught a cold. But that's OK, I'm surviving and it's great to be home.

The weather is great - as expected, warmer here in mid-Winter than Dublin is at the moment where it is mid-Summer. Our neighbours, who are travelling with us, can't quite get over it.

We spent the first 3 days in Cape Town and an old friend of ours was kind enough to play tour guide and show us around the place. He even stopped regularly so I could take photographs, although the temptation to disrupt my photography almost got the better of him outside the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay...

We hired a car and drove from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, breaking the trip into 2 days so as not to overwhelm our Irish friends too much with the vastness of our beautiful country.

I was glad we decided on this. Normally Hubby would be in such a rush to get the 800km drive over with that there's no way he would have stopped for me to take arbitrary pictures such as this one...

But he did, so I could, and you lucky things are the beneficiaries.

Well since getting to Port Elizabeth we have been on the go non-stop. There are so many things going on I am not even going to scratch the surface of them now. To be honest I am sort of on auto-pilot right now, hence the fluffy photo post. It's about all I can manage but I sort of needed to do something to take myself away from reality for a few minutes. I'd forgotten how draining it can be to come home, sometimes.

We're going to see some lions tomorrow (hopefully) and this weekend we're heading off to a game farm where the lads will do some hunting and we gals will probably do a lot of book reading and nail painting. Aaah, some rest, at last...



DelBoy said...

I'm very jealous! How beautiful are those mountains?

angel said...

Oy... so near and yet so far.
I'm glad you're having fun, and how lucky are you to have someone stop so you can take photos- as I do!

Terri said...

Ahem, sorry 'bout the brief absence.

Del - the mountains are blerrie beautiful.

Angel - the only reason he stopped was 'cos we had other people in the car so he had to be nice to me. Normally I'm snapping out of a vehicle moving at pace so the results are usually a lot more blurry. Needless to say I made the most of the opportunity...!

Tessa said...

Right. Now you've gone and done it! I'm bawling my eyes out....

Beautiful photos - and, yes, going home is the toughest thing I've ever done. I had to dragged onto the plane back to England kicking and screaming!