Spent the day with my bestie, @gregoryadamson

We went to @calacademy with his brother and family, the rainforest with the butterflies was lovely.

A quick stop in the Haight for coffee @flywheelcoffee and a visit to @amoebasf

Then a stop #oceanbeach to watch the sunset.

#butterflies #sunset #sutrotower #besties (at San Francisco, California)
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After leaving Cape Town the next drive was to #montague and the drive was lovely.

Taking a non highway meant it was pretty and quiet. Lovely yellow proteas.

Then through the pass into Montague. It is a cute town and lots of dried fruit is processed there, so not as sleepy as it looks.

Weavers we’re out in full force building nests 😍 #yellowweavers

The following day was a drive to wilderness, with a suggested stop @dieselandcreme on #route62.

That milkshake was divine 😍😍😍. (at Western Cape)
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So next two days were spent in Cape Town, which welcomed me with a rainbow 🌈

Dinner was @blue_peter_bloubergstrand which truthfully has not changed much in all the years I have been going.

Next morning was the incredible ( this is a fraction of the choice ) @victoriaandalfred_hotel buffet. It has fruit, cold meats, hot food, all the pastries and more!

Finally got my boots polished #shiny

Took the obligatory photo of Table Mountain hidden behind a cloud.

And tried @_tapi_tapi ice cream. A very full two days

#capetown #tapitapi #tablemountain # (at Cape Town, South Africa)
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After leaving the @karoo1_hotel_village (those cute sheep) the next stop was the Desert Botanical Gardens in #Worcestor. @sanbi_za it was fantastic. The plant life was all just starting to bloom and the daisies were all blooming as well as the variety of aloes. But the birds! So many sunbirds, hoopoes and weavers just flitting about. Lunch was had at the restaurant onsite and it was tasty.

#hoopoe #birds #aloes #namaqualandflowers #desertbotanicalgarden (at Worcester, Western Cape)
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Back to Johannesburg after many stops. The drive back from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg was long but filled with sights.

• emptiness of the Karoo
• all the aloes in bloom huge fields just filled with blooms
• sunset as entering Gauteng
• sunset, the colours always stun me

#sunset #karoo #aloes #blooms #southafrica2022 (at South Africa)
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Left Johannesburg yesterday morning early.

Sunrise was spectacular.

So many trucks on the road.

Driving through the Karoo is still my favourite. So beautiful.

Stopped @karoopadstal which was excellent.

Drove through the sunset.

Ended up @karoo1_hotel_village for the night.
#karoo #driving #sunrisetosunset
(at South Africa)
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