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West Coast Waltz

I’m woken by the wind, pulling against the storm ropes.  For the umpteenth time I mentally thank everyone who advised me to get some for this trip to the windy Cape.  Today we explore the heart of the West Coast.  … Continue reading

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Leisurely Lambert’s Bay

We had survived yet another windy night in our Campmaster nylon tent.  We were not willing (or able) to fork out thousands for a canvas or rip-stop tent, so we rely on water-proof fire-retardant nylon to protect us from wind … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

I had slept like a baby, but the moment the alarm goes off and I open my eyes the heat press down on me like a smothering blanket and I’m up in a flash.  Eager to be on the road … Continue reading

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Highways and Heatwaves

The best thing about starting out early on the first day of a vacation is that you are too excited to sleep anyway.  When the alarm went off at quarter past 3am it felt like I had just closed my … Continue reading

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Roadtrippin’ the West Coast

I returned from a year in the UK at the beginning of 2010 and I promised myself this: a holiday to the West Coast.  After a year of dreary days slaved away in a restaurant and visits to the dam-like … Continue reading

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