Goodbye South Africa, Hello Australia

25 Sep

Our time in South Africa gave us a natural world that astounded us; the Table Mountains, the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, the Cape of Good Hope, False Bay, wine country, apple orchards, mountain valleys, natural springs, wetlands, fynbos and incredible botany and wildlife.

We have hiked on Muizenberg Peak  to see breathtaking vistas and lived in the coolest little house on Trappieskop Mountain.  We have seen whales frolicking off the coast. We have seen palm trees glistening after a rain and wild birds flying in the morning sun.

We have seen people struggling for a better life and a picture of history that stuns in its hopefulness.  We have heard eye-witness accounts of apartheid and its end and what it means to a South Africaner.

We have had high tea and had snoek on the docks. We have consumed myriad choccocinos and Malaysian curries. And eaten the best breakfasts ever.

We have loved the sheer beauty of South Africa.  Now on to Adelaide, South Australia and the land down under.

It will take us time to travel and time to set up an internet connection, but then we will be back with new tales of a new land.

Thank you dear readers for staying with us on our adventure.

9 Responses to “Goodbye South Africa, Hello Australia”

  1. Neil Freer September 28, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    And you probably know that Australian snakes are the deadliest in the world. Please watch where you hike. (Snipped from a longer email.)

    • Jill September 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

      No Neil. We did not know that about the snakes. They had puff adders and cobras in Capetown. Never saw one on a hike. Very happy about that.

  2. Leah September 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Thanks so much for your eloquent blog. I have really enjoyed it and am excited for the new adventure.
    I recently took a severance package from work after 23 years so I am having an adventure right here!! Feels amazing to have some unstructured time and am taking some months before I look around and see what is next.
    Hope your trip to Australia is smooth. Leah

    • Jill September 27, 2012 at 7:10 am #

      How exciting! More time in the meditation room. We have to talk when I get home. Jill

  3. Ursula Freer September 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    When following your stay in Italy I thought that the experience would be hard to beat. Obviously I was wrong! Your observations, insights and articulateness are astounding. What a book this will make!

  4. Nancy Lehrhaupt September 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Yes, I have been following the time on my iphone from wherever your location is. Guess I gotta change it to Adelaide. South Africa was gorgeous, I never would have thought it was so lovely. Thanks for sharing! And, good traveling til we hear from you again.

  5. Neil Freer September 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Bon Voyage to Oz. Watch out for them kangaroos……..always face’em (Snipped from longer message…)

  6. Joyce Tate September 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Look forward to reading about your next leg of this adventure … safe and uncomplicated travel wishes to you! – joyce & jim tate

  7. Maryl September 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Thanks for your fabulous posts of South Africa and we will be standing by awaiting news of your new adventures in South Australia. Happy trails to you until we meet again!

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