Sunday, 17 March 2013

Cape Town - Day 8 & 9: The Return to the Cape

Good morning, good day, and good evening world,
Maja is literally this excited ALL THE TIME!

One of the best things about having Facebook and this blog while traveling (besides sharing our adventures with you wonderful people of course)  is that your friends from across the world can suggest places you should check out. Upon the suggestion from one of Mike's high school friends, Mike Diduch, we took a little detour to check out Nature's Valley. We really didn't know what to expect, but after a few kilometres of cottage country, we discovered a beautiful beach nestled just past a forest. This beautiful and secluded beach looked quite dangerous though as it was filled with massive sharp rocks throughout the surf. This view was definitely worth the detour.
Don't worry, T-shirt. I am ;)

Our last stop on the Garden Route before heading back to Cape Town was Mossel Bay. Our main purpose was to get some relaxation and as much sun as we could so we spent most of our time walking on the beach and soaking up the rays. The beach was quite deserted due to the fact that it was a week day and the summer months are dwindling. We didn't really explore the town too much as we used this as an opportunity to recharge our batteries before a 4 hour drive back to Cape Town.
We're posting this for no real reason other than Mike thought this was the coolest looking sheep he'd ever seen

We were quite glad that we arrived back in Cape Town in one piece as the drive was pretty dangerous. Not only are the drivers here inattentive, but they pass into oncoming traffic at blind turns and overtake cars even if they see another car coming from the opposite direction (as they assume the car will move to the shoulder of the road to let them by). Most of the highway is two lanes but slower cars sometimes move onto the shoulder to let you pass.
Bye Bye Road Trip! Mossel Bay.
We ended off the day with Maja's favourite South African fast food pizza, Debonairs, helping her to relieve her high school days in Pretoria. According to Maja, the pizza tasted just as good as it did in 2003 and the special Debonairs (mayo-like) sauce on the pizza met her expectations (Mike is still a bit unsure where he stands as of this writing).

So that's it for now, only a short one this time!

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