The Sun'll Come Out, Tomorrow

Trip Start Aug 28, 2012
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Flag of South Africa  , Eastern Cape,
Friday, July 5, 2013

5-6th July – Jeffreys Bay

The journey to Jeffreys day and the morning I still wasn't feeling great so there’s no point in going on about that anymore. The hostel we arrived at was another Island Vibe; this one was a lot more hippy than the other, being on the beach and more of a beach hut vibe rather than a house.  None-the-less, it was still a really cool place with an amazing location!  Come midday I finally started to feel more human again, and managed to finally eat some toast with some much appreciated peanut butter from Rich.  But even feeling a bit improved, the weather had done anything but so we were on the beach in the rain :(  So it was just another sofa day until about 2 when a staff member asked if we wanted to go on a ride to another bay nearby.  With me feeling better and the 3 of us having a bit of cabin fever, we thought why not!

Our little afternoon trip was to South Africa’s version of Desperate Housewive’s Whisteria Lane, Port St. Francis.  It was what seemed the perfect town, with all the houses white concrete and most of the houses thatched or at least a matching colour.  Though the houses were beautiful there was a lack of character in any of them.  But the views around them were stunning; the town is described as South African Venice because there are small rivers between most of the houses, with the coastline very close as well.  Whilst here, we visited the marina where I can imagine lots of boats leave from in the summer, a penguin rehabilitation centre and the coastline where we saw some whales very far in the distance.  A short trip and a bit pricey, but to be honest, worth the money just to move from the sofa.  Though, when back at the hostel, all we did was go back to the sofa for the evening to watch the Murray tennis game as well as various other bits of TV.

The next day was a whole different story though.  There was SUN!  Laura and Rich went horse riding whilst I remained in bed and when they arrived home, we all went out of our room to watch a whale and its baby playing around in the bay.  Absolutely amazing!  After a lot of time spent watching them and another penut butter toast slice, we went for a walk along the beach to see a bit more of Jeffreys Bay other than the drive sites and the hostel!  As soon as we got back up to the hostel, we were given a stunning sunset with dolphins swimming in the waves on the beach.  A pretty amazing day altogether, even more so as I was actually feeling human again :)  That evening, with Laura getting an early night, Rich and I had numerous funny conversations with some Scottish guys about their escapades in Cape Town; somewhere I am really looking forward to going to.  But not before our 2nd attempt at volunteering...
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