Barging from Loire to Burgundy The journey begins - here. Crossing an aqueduct Saturday 23rd June 2018Diou to DigoinI suspected some of the lockies we encountered were students. A lovely young man told us operating the locks was his summer job. He was studying to be...read more
YHA Welsh Bicknor The background to our fortnight in Gloucester was that we were booked to do a raw food (which is a NOT cooking) course there. My husband had seen Deborah Durrant at the 2013 London Vegfest and signed us up to do her hands-on Feast program. The course...read more
My decision to start a travel blog in 2010 has landed us a few perks. The most recent, was an invite Our bus by SANParks to stay at the brand new chalets at Agulhas National Park which is the southern-most tip of Africa. The meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic...read more
Boating in Holland - Zwartsluis, Hardewijk and Naarden For my advice and tips on planning a boating holiday - click on this link. Our first year on our boat was all about getting to know her. Make her our home. Our second year, we First day was rain and more rain...read more
What to do in Brighton - 2014 Beach huts on the Promenade My husband has a 90 year old aunt who lives in North London. We go across to visit regularly. She loves having us come over. She also doesn't love having us around. She's lived alone her entire adult life. She...read more
Traveling in York - 2014 Gates to York The main reason for us heading up to York was because my other half is a serious model railway enthusiast. Our coffee table at home houses tracks and locos. The whole setup actually works. Lights go on and his trains move around...read more
Oystercatcher Trail South Africa - 2014 Ana's Place Mossel Bay Where do I start with the Oystercatcher Trail? Firstly I’m ashamed to say I’d never heard of it. Apparently National Geographic rated it as one of the top trips of a lifetime in 2007 AND in 2008. BBC...read more
Bainskloof Pass My Internet Service Provider - Mweb, and ADSL Provider - Telkom, let me down badly. I have been without access to the Internet for longer than I think is fair or reasonable. Nine days. I am back up for now and will do a quick post linking you to some...read more
Sunset Beach, Milnerton, Cape Town We run a guest house and we have noticed some visitors are nervous of South Africa. Traveling can present challenges. Fears usually relate to quality of food and water, crime, insects such as mosquitoes, roads, Hepatitis A or B,...read more
Camps Bay beach First lets deal with visas. Some nationals may require visas and others not. You will need to refer to either your local embassy. Another handy site is this SA Tourism. You could also utilise an agent who deals with foreign visas and they do all the...read more
My CiTi bus The My CiTi bus service is now well under way. The first route to get going was from the the airport to the city centre. At R50 for the trip, it's a bargain. We've used the bus a few times now, and I can see no reason to spend, what in comparison is a...read more
View of Ritz Plaza Hotel and Sea Point area The usual top five must-sees in Cape Town are:- 1. Table Mountain Park and cable car 2. Robben Island and V and A Waterfront 3. The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point 4. Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens 5. The Winelands It's...read more
View from Table Mountain In my last blog I was waxing about how incredibly wonderful South Africa and South Africans are. Funny thing is, the rest of the world don't see us like that. I can't count the amount of times after I was asked where I was from, people would...read more
I live in Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lucky me.
The original slant of this travel blog was where to go and what to do in Cape Town, but now I write about our other travels.
We have a boat in Europe and plan to cover the inland waterways over the next decade.