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Se7en + 1 Go Road Tripping: Hermanus for Whale Watching…

August 13th, 2015 · 4 Comments

It has been a while since we had a family day, just for us, and we needed one. This past Monday we took a trip to Hermanus to go Whale Watching. Fun times, family times and making memories. We are so lucky to live in a part of the world with whales… they are one of the happiest features of our winter. This photograph does nothing to demonstrate the freezing cold, windy conditions… it always looks like summer here…

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It was an early start, and we stopped for mosbolletjies and a game of chess on the way. Mosbolletjies are a sweet brioche bread with aniseed… and a road tripping favourite. (And yes I need to post our recipe for them).

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On through the tapestry of farmlands…

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We were headed for the cliff walk in Hermanus. I have been walking these cliffs and watching whales since I was in high school. We haven’t been there for years and it was time to catch up.

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The sea here can be wild…

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And if you look carefully you can see whale spray almost everywhere you look.

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So there was a lot of looking…

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And hopeful expectation…

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We weren’t the only ones looking for whales!!!

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The Biodiversity Walk

Some folk have turned the cliff walk into a biodiversity walk…

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We bumped into a friend and scored a family photograph…

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Art on the Point…

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And just like that the whales arrived… And we were happy to sit and watch them for ages…

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Treasures in the market…

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There is always plenty to look at in Hermanus…

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The Old Harbour

There is so much to see in the harbour and it is a good place to stop ad play. No matter how much walking about we do there are certain short people that still need to run about a lot… others of us prefer to sit in the sun and watch all this energy bound about.

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There was a massive swell breaking over the harbour wall and the locals kept us entertained…

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There was paddling to watch…

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And small treasures…

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On to Stanford and dinner with friends…

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This picture sums up exactly what we all feel about road tripping!!!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Aug 13, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    A fun day, and so many things to see! I have seen my fair share of sharks but simply can’t imagine seeing whales!

  • 2 Marcia (123 blog) // Aug 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Such a fun day – I can believe how cold it was though. The bluer the sky, the colder it is. BRRRR!
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  • 3 se7en // Aug 14, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Really Chrisit, that’s amazing. We have never seen sharks in real life, but we do live in one of the best spots in the world for shore-based whale watching. I know we are spoiled for whales and so lucky!!! Have a lovely day!!!

  • 4 se7en // Aug 14, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Hay Marcia, Yoh… Cape Town is cold at the moment, I am suffering!!! One warm day would make all the difference. Tell me about the blue sky… I thought it was just me who believed that!!! Hope you have a lovely day!!!

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