Ceres to Simon's Town
Today was one of the shortest rides from Ceres to Simon's Town, but it turned out to be the longest one ever. Let's start at breakfast, the best I'd tasted in a long time. Thanks again to Beyershof Bed 'n Breakfast for the hospitality and great food. Well after that, we started to pack and get ready for our short ride. It rained the entire night and was still drizzling while we packed. At 10h00 we got on the bikes and the sun also got out of the clouds and we rode to the top of a pass to take a few pictures. What a road, with very sharp corners - it was heaven for us on the bikes. We took a few pics and then came back down again. We went through Bain's Kloof, you can't go faster than 60 km/h because the view is outstanding and the road has very sharp corners. Well we got through it slowly and then to Wellington to a coffee shop for lunch. From there it was a nightmare, I think the problem was that we are so used to open roads and going fast that when we hit Cape Town with all the traffic and speed cameras, it became a frustration and to be honest I took a bit of strain. We arrived at our destination and it was worth the ride and frustration. The Boat House is absolutely beautiful and our hostess very friendly and helpful, the best bed 'n breakfast so far on our trip. I can with confidence recommend the Boat House in Simon's Town to anybody. We will be staying here for two days and then on the road again to Mossel Bay.
Today nothing from Janeke...
Ceres must be one of the most beautiful little towns in South Africa. I remember it when I was still at school and when we stayed there one night during our honeymoon 13 years ago, that is why we planned the trip so as to see it again. We had the most breathtaking view on the valley from one of the passes, with all the dams and the fruit trees in full bloom. The whole mountain is covered with proteas, too beautiful for words. From Ceres we took the scenic route to Wellington via Bain's Kloof all along the Bree River. Another indescribable piece of our land, I can't explain the different experience you get from riding on a bike, you feel so much closer to nature...you can feel, hear and smell the place. Wellington is such a delightful town, after a cappuccino to warm up the cold bones we took the N1 into Cape Town. Not the most enjoyable ride maybe due to the traffic and a few wrong turns. All I can say is I was very glad to arrive at our destination in Simon's Town. As Cobus has said, the best bed 'n breakfast so far. I am looking forward to our two-day stay here. We had the best calamari at Bertha's with a view on the yacht club. I can't wait to walk through all the small little shops tomorrow with the sea breeze on my face....
Sjoe!!! Every night it gets harder to say something, because tonight Christa and Cobus said almost everything. So yes, the scenic route was spectacular. And as Cobus said the turns were amazing. Today was the shortest ride yet, but it placed the most strain on my body. My shoulders, elbows and wrists were very sore, not to mention my behind. I still enjoyed the ride though. The weather wasn't entirely on our side, with a little bit of wind and cold, but at least it didn't rain, not that the rain bothers me too much. Once again, yes!! 'The Boat House' is by far the best bed 'n breakfast I have been at yet, with a view of the ocean to die for. I am glad that we will be spending some time here. Tomorrow we could go and visit the Naval Museum, that should be very interesting, or we could go for a boat ride or do both. We can decide that over breakfast tomorrow.
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