Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday afternoon quickie

Spring is here! At least weather wise as officially Spring starts 1 Sept. Today was another sunny day, temperature in the mid 20's. Skies as blue as they can be in August. The fairest Cape was fair today, a day to do quickie on the bike.

We went around the corner, so to speak. The route was short, around 100km or so. It was a lovely trip, unplanned as I decided on the spur of the moment to where we going. We ended up doing Knorhoek, Banhoek Concervancy, then Bergriver dam on this side of Franschhoek. Then a picnic on the other side of town, at the garden next to the Huguenot Memorial museum.

Knorhoek pictures

Banhoek Conservancy


Picnic at the Huguenot Memorial museum

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A daytrip in the middle of August

The temperature forecast is 29 celsius, it's a Sunday in the middle of August. It's the middle of winter. A rare occasion thus. A day to celebrate over and above the rest day provided by our good Lord. I suggested to Janneke to do a day trip on the 1150, after church of course. She happily obliged. (Lovely women she is!!)

So, it turned out a lovely trip up the West Coast. Janneke put together some snacks, I packed the 1150 and off we went. Did a 220km trip from Brackenfell to Yzerfontein, then to Darling and back home via Malmesbury

At Yzerfontein we had a quick lunch. I expected lots of people but they were few and far between. It was a beautiful day at the beach none the less.

August and September are the most beautiful months in Namaqualand. This time of year the area is renowned for its flowers. Our route for the day did not take us there, but at Darling we tasted some of what can be expected further north from were we where.