Sunday, April 24, 2005

Our first camping trip

Michael and I were married in 1969 and the following year we planned a trip to Cape Town. We had a very strict budget and therefore we begged and borrowed all the equipment we needed. The tent came from Michael's brother Keith. It was made by Jean, his wife. Other family members lent us a propane cooker, folding table, lamps and sleeping bags. We had a ball and were hooked on camping.

We had a wonderful time, spending 2 weeks in the Cape Town area. This area is famous for the wonderful South African wines. We toured wineries in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. We swam at Clifton beach, watched seals at play on the rocks and soaked up the ambiance and flavour of the Cape. We went up into the mountains inland from Cape Town, took the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain and waded in the icy cold waters of the Atlantic at Bloubergstrand.

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