Thursday, 30 November 2017

Antics in The Cape!

We are off!





First stop: Leopards Leap Wine Estate.

The interior is very plush!



The next day (26th) was a tour of the wine farms in Franchoek. The weather was amazing & we all jumped on the tram, for a grand tour of some of the most beautiful places in this part of the world. It was a lovely day.


Married for one day now!






A lovely setting.




Breakfast at the estate.


Wonderful Cape Dutch Architecture.








On the 27th November we drove down to Stellenboch & visited the world famous Spiers Wine Estate. It turned out to be a great morning out.

Angie & Ryan's Big Day!


The happy couple!

I set out before dawn on 23rd November for the long drive to Cape Town. Why I am doing this? Well it is Angie's & Ryan's wedding of course in Franschoeck in the Cape. The first day's drive was a mammoth 1,400 kms to Beaufort West where I stayed the night, before pushing on the next day to my destination. I stayed at the Protea Hotel in town, which was both convenient & in a great setting.

Prota Hotel


Speckled Rock Pigeon, nesting outside my room!

Me, early in the evening!

Miss Barbie!

Angie with Roger &
 Rosemary.

We all met up for a drink in the evening of the 24th & as is tradition, the girls went to another venue while the boys stayed put. The girls came back much, much later! A good time was had by all.

Close call!

Rosemary & Manny were sleeping just 
on the other side of this wall!

The wedding day didn't get off to a great start! At dawn, a car travelling much too fast careered off the road & overturned right next to where Rose & Manny were sleeping! This could have been a disaster! 

Ryan & his brother Juan, with the minister.


Still waiting!

The bride!


Looking lovely girl!








The moment!


Ryan & Angie.


They have done it!

The bride & Mummy!


Juan, Roger, Andori, Rosemary & Manny.





Angie & myself.


Myself & Juan.


Myself & Anne


Just married!










The cake!




Rosemary, Anne & Angie.

We all enjoyed a lovely & fantastic day in an amazing setting. Congratulations you two & have the most wonderful life together.