Beautiful sunny and warm morning and I just know it was going to be a good one and after reading this let me know what you think!!!
I had a little road trip planned to Betty's Bay about 35 km away along what is classified as one of the best coastal roads in all of South Africa........you be the judge!!
Does not have the huge monolith rocks of the Oregon coast but really lovely!!
It was a great drive, no traffic and a perfect start to the day....
At Betty's Bay I went to these wonderful gardens!!!
I paid the entrance fee which included a deposit and a key for a gate on the trail but I have to jump ahead now because when i was having lunch on the mountain I took out my receipt and money and realize two things..first of all the girl had short changed herself I gave her 100 Rand not and she gave me back 1 x 50 2 x 20 and 1 x 10 but the second thing I found out just shattered and deflated me!!!
I thought it could possibly get any worse but i was so wrong......this time this young lovely lady did not say "Are you a pensioner" NO worse that that!!!!! She just assumed I was and charged me a senior rate!!!!!
How do I deal with this??????
I then started on the path up to the mountain...
This was the sign at the gate I had to unlock...from here it was all uphill but a lovely hike through forest with the sound of the river echoing through.......I came upon one waterfall
Some lovely mountain scenes!!
When I was leaving the gardens I went to the kiosk and told the lady that she had made a mistake with my change and that she had short changed herself..she checked and sure she had and shocked me by giving me 50 Rand back saying that was just a deposit on the key..so all it cost me was 15 Rand..just over one Canadian dollar..OH she thanked me so much for giving the money back and I immediately used the local lingo and said, "my pleasure"!!
It was a great three hours!!
Still in the town about 5 minutes away is
I was home just after 5 pm and had a meat pie and salad for supper, did not need the bath tub tonight and now after this time for a movie.
Larry sent this to me a great clip!!
I leave tomorrow and get closer to Simon's Town where I start a house sit on Wednesday so tomorrow another airbnb close by for the night!!!