Showing visitors our beautiful land is always a pleasure and it gives us a fresh appreciation of how lucky we are to live in such glorious surroundings. Wendy and Erich from Newcastle, Australia along with their friend and hostess, Nora, arrived at our home at 11 a.m. and we made our way to the shabby chic village of Kalk Bay. We took a leisurely walk down the road and explored some of the shops before going to Live Bait for lunch. The menu offers delicious sea food and throws in a view at no extra cost. Wendy enjoyed her yellowtail (fish of the day) Earl had a seafood pasta, Nora hake and Erich and I settled for Paprika Calamari. All highly recommended. We shared a bottle (or two) of an excellent Robertson’s Sauvignon Blanc and finished with Creme Brulee and coffee. Totally indulgent and delicious.
After enjoying our wonderful meal with excellent company we explored the harbour. We noticed a few people walking around with Nuffield Australia on their caps and stopped to introduce our friends to their compatriots. They were farmers on a Nuffield scholarship touring the country to learn about different types of farming in South Africa . They had found an apple and pear farm in Elgin interesting. There was an Irish farmer and a Canadian on the programme with them. They were also going to Kenya and Russia!
After enjoying Kalk Bay we took a scenic drive via Kommetjie and through Scarborough to The Cape Boat and Skiboat Club. We did not go through Simonstown as it was Navy Day and congested with tourists.
Our day ended with a glass of sherry at the club before dropping our friends back in Kommetjie. Thanks guys for a fabulous day.