Oudtshoorn

We are in Oudtshoorn this week! Oh my, what a lovely town it is!  We stayed for two nights at the wonderful 88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse and our hosts, Zoë & Huw were an absolute delight, welcoming us with open arms 🙂 Have a look at their website for when you are next in Oudtshoorn: http://www.88bvr.com/ 

We had a wee stroll through Oudtshoorn upon arrival and again just before we left. The following photos were taken during that stroll…enjoy 🙂 

Do have a look at my husband’s amazing images on: http://www.rayscam.com/

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1. 88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse; a great place to stay…we didn’t want to leave!
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2. Some artwork among an assortment of wines…
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3. The breakfast set up; it was a treat waking up and coming to breakfast! 🙂
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4. A lovely place to sit and relax…but we had places to be and beauty to see, so we only walked through here…
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5. A lovely old church along the way to the centre of town.
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6. I spotted this and thought it was just lovely.
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7. Baron van Reede Street.
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8. Ray’s old school which is now a museum.
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9. Along the side wall of the museum I spotted this…
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10. I SO wish we’d had the time to have a coffee here before we left…but you can only fit so much in and we had a long drive ahead of us (with many stops to be sure!)…AND a dinner invite to get to back in the Cape!

 

See you again next week with photos from our day trips we took from Oudtshoorn 🙂

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Enroute to Oudtshoorn ~ Part 2

 Still on our way to Oudtshoorn and on the beautiful Route 62. Enjoy these images I took along the way 🙂

Do have a look at my husband’s amazing images on: http://www.rayscam.com/

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1. Toorkop, just outside Ladismith.
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2. Huisrivier Pass, near Calitzdorp.
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3. Beautiful landscape in the Huisrivier Pass.
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4.  Paardenberg, seen from Huisrivier Pass.
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5. Great Zwartberg mountains.
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6. Cape Rock Thrush.
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7. Paardenberg.
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8. Klein Karoo vegetation.
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9. Klein Karoo landscape.
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10. Klein Karoo landscape with the Great Zwartberg mountains.

See you again next week! 

Enroute to Oudtshoorn ~ Part 1

 This week we are heading to Oudtshoorn!! Ray spent some of his youth in this beautiful part of the Klein Karoo and I was lucky enough to witness it. The next two weeks will be photos I took along the way to Oudtshoorn. Enjoy these 🙂

 

Do have a look at my husband’s amazing images on: http://www.rayscam.com/

 

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1.  Du Toitskloof Mountains. Looking North from the summit of Du Toitskloof Pass.
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2. Du Toitsloof Mountain.
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3. Paarl Mountain in the mist.
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4. Rest stop in Du Toitskloof Pass on the Worcester side.
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5. In the lovely Cape mountains.
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6. Ronnie’s Sex Shop outside Barrydale. Go on… Google it 😉
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7. Klein Karoo landscape near Calitzdorp.
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8. Open road.
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9. Distant view of the Great Swartberg range.
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10. Route 62!! So beautiful! Everywhere!

 

Until next week 🙂

A Morning Stroll on the Strand Beach…

The big day had arrived; Connie and Alex’s wedding! We spent a quiet morning in and around the Strand just relaxing and taking in the lovely scenery that is part of the beautiful Western Cape 😉 A stroll along the beach was in order where we met up with Paul Woods for a bit, an ex-student of Ray’s. He came with his lovely wife and his beautiful dogs. 

Do have a look at my husband’s amazing images on: http://www.rayscam.com/

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1.  Tranquillity…
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2. Under the jetty.
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3. Sun baking in the early sunlight.
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4. Top spot.
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5. A bit of green…
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6. Our abode for a few days and nights 🙂
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7. The stunning ocean…fairly quiet.
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8. The place to be for the gulls.
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9. This one was coming up to see me.
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10. The Strand Pavilion.

 

See you next week, folks! 🙂