Day 6th Thur May 12th 2011
Treated ourselves to a lay in today partly because Dan was suffering with a hangover and partly because Trish still has a cold (we are the perfect traveling couple). So we decide to have an easy day & go down the V & A to have a bit of breakfast & then we go & visit the aquarium. We wander around & see all kinds of weird & wonderful types of fish. We go & watch the penguin feeding time & what we think will be the shark feeding time but turns out is the large fish feeding time so bit disappointing but still a frenzy. We head back to the house & chill to prepare ourselves for the next day.
Day 7 Fri May 13th 2011
WOW cannot believe that we got on that plane 1 week ago today.
Dan has managed to get roped into a Golf competition day today so we set off to play an 18 hole course, i am to be his caddy & enjoy the scenery. However Friday 13th May just about summed up his golf played today, as he couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat. Though of course he blamed his club's! It was a great day though it felt like we walked miles & the course wasn't even that nice but it was nice to be out with some new found friends. After the Golf was all played & all the boys were sulking a gorgeous spread of food got laid out and this was probably the best part of Trish's day!! They held an auction so we decided to bid on two bottles of wine that came packaged with two really nice wine glasses for Gert as an additional thank you gift, we stopped at R350 and won, he was really touched & over the moon that we had done this so it was a rewarding feeling. We went back to Gerts & had a braai, meeting some people that may possibly be able to help us out with a place to stay in Hermanus!!
Day 8 Sat May 14th 2011
Well been here a week today now & for some more sport it's Rugby Day. We are up early to watch the Stormers & the Chiefs at Gerts local sports club. We have breakfast there but get seriously overcharged because we are not members but Gert soon sorts this out. Back at Gerts he plugs the radio in our room & puts the local sports station on. Every Saturday morning he talks on a local station about sports in the area, as we are sorting stuff out he comes on the air. He is giving his views on the Super 15 games & then gives us both a shout out & says about when we got to the airport because Dan was asked if he supported Man U or Chelsea & he said "No mate I support Saracens!!" It went down well!!
We go down to Gerts rugby club (Goodwood) to spend the day watching the 3rd, 2nd & 1st team, they all win so everyone is in high spirits. Trish makes a new friend (S.A mong). We get to go into the committee room after the game where all the speeches get done in English on our behalf!! (a nice touch). Then we celebrate with some of the guys & meet Bunny (2nd team center) who played in Essex & wants to come back to the U.K in the near future. Come 6ish Trish is exhausted from the full day of Rugby so she manages to tear us away around 8ish finally to go back to the house.