Blog Day 20 Thurs 26th May 2011
Well it’s safe to say that we didn’t sleep very well at all last night; the rain was thrashing down & the wind howling away so we are up pretty early. There isn’t much that we can do from up here today as it is so wet most of the hiking trails won’t be very safe & the majority of activities are outdoors so we decide to get a lift down to the Wilderness Beach hotel. We take a stroll along the beach which is very cold but absolutely beautiful. Klara came with us too as she didn’t want to be sitting up at the hostel, so we pop into the Spa & manage to book in for some treatments FINALLY!! Dan and I go for the Couples package which gives us a hot Bubble tub, Full body scrub, back, neck & shoulder massage & steam room but the steam room is not working so we opt for a foot massage (my little sizes 3s only take five minutes to massage whereas with Dan’s plates I feel as though he is getting the better deal!). It is so relaxing & nice to have a treatment together though I’m sure I heard Dan snoring during it & I lost count of the amount of times we got asked if we were on honeymoon. After our treatments we are back onto the bus headed for Knysna which is about 45mins away with stops. We pull up to Island Vibe hostel, get ourselves checked in, grab a beer & order a pizza. We meet a group of girls that are heading towards Cape Town & they give us loads of tips & advice for our onward journey which will be a huge help. Then we head to the bar & the magic tricks find their way out again which goes down awesomely & sparks off a night on beer. The barman Lendal is a really nice guy & we head out to a local pub called Kings with some of our fellow backpackers, I think it’s around 2.30 that we get back to the bar at the hostel. One more beer then the end of the night is called. It’s been a fantastic night.