Sunday, January 30, 2011

Allee Bleue spit braai.

View of the manor house from the lawn. Starter portion and the main meal with dessert a tiramisu that was out of this world. All the food was really good. Why would you go and sit in a mall to eat if you can enjoy a meal on a wine farm with place for the kids to run around?

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cape Town Waterfront.

What a nice day at the Waterfront . Peroni you can rent for a cruise. Below pictures of our food.
Market salad with marinated artichokes, olives & feta my food. And Diana's smoked salmon wrap with sweet chilli, with a glass of Kanu Chenin Blanc.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Paternoster beach from Tietiesbaai side on the way back to Paternoster hotel.

Kites at Langebaan lagoon wind blowing here but nothing at Velddrift.
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West Coast drive Laaiplek.

Fishing boat on slipway for repairs.

View from the bird hide on the Berg river.
View of the bridge over the Berg river. This part of the river I have paddled twice finishing the Berg river canoe marathon. Today was a much happier moment to see it. No sore butt and tired body. At least today in Velddrift there was no wind while in Blaauwberg the wind is screaming. Bought some fish and chips and calamari and chips to eat on the beach at Langebaan.
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West coast drive.

We are going up the west coast today. Darling and maybe Langebaan. Will post some pics tonight.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

First ride up mountain 2011.

Paul and Tony in deep discussion about a website.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

First ride 2011 Citrusdal.

Right to left Pierre Jo Anne and Trudy.
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

OYO crayfish meal.

Diana on phone to estate agent to sort geaserout at home. Fixed it myself 3 day's later.

After and the view from the table. This was matched with a bottle of Hartenburg Sav. Blanc thats been on the lees for 6 months. Realy worked well with the crayfish.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cape to Rio start from Blaauwberg.

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At Dombeya tweet and meet

Lovely welcome drink at the Dombeya tweet and meet evening, an MCC called "Andre" from the 2004 vintage that spent 4 years on the lees. Then we tasted two New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and the Dombeya 2009 Sav. Blanc. The two New Zealand wines were very complex and slightly wooded, from older vintages, and worked wonderfully with all the food. The Dombeya Sauv Blanc is made to enjoy and drink sitting next to the pool.

Then the big guns came out - the Haskell red wines.

The Haskell Aeon is a gorgeous shiraz that is developing into a very fine wine.
Jan in a very pensive mood with Anel his partner.
At the top Cathy tweeting.
The food that was presented with the wine was out of this world. Snack platters you can only dream about. Unfortunately I never took any pictures of the food. I must say compliments to chef Corli and her staff. What a wonderful evening was had by all. If you ever get a chance to go and eat at Dombeya, don't hesitate, go straight there and enjoy the good food and wine plus the view thrown in for nothing.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Tasting at Org de Rac and Nieuwedrift.

Old vine at Org de Rac tasting room.

View of Nieuwedrift from Org de Rac's tasting room garden. Tasting room really nice and four really good wines.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

First night in Franschhoek.

A bottle of 2006 Sav. Blanc from New Zealand that we bought at Stony Brook. Still drinks very well. We also had a bubbly from them that was also very good.

Trees up in the mountain that were burned last year. Afternoon sun on the mountain.
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Franschhoek ride.

Diana looking for her sense of humour after a 40km ride in 31 degrees centigrade. The view of the mountains from the cottage we stayed in.
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