Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Argus 2012.

Hendry and Chantal before the ride.

Myself and Hendry.

The Citrusdal crew.

Tony said his shirt has shrunk.

Nico and Magda she walked Chappies and Suikerbossie with riding shoe's removed to finish ten to five. 

Off we go.

View from Boyes Drive here I realised have got no legs. Infection of the small intestine 3 days ago did not help plus anti biotics. 

Kalkbay harbour.


View just before Smitswinkel.

Climb up Smitswinkel.

Misty Cliffs.

Beach at Misty Cliffs.

Noordhoek beach from Chappies.

Chapmans peak as in Chappies.

View from one of the corners.

All the gaps in the shade taken.

The traffic jam at the top of Chappies.

Houtbay from Chappies.

Hello Cape Town here I come.

View from Greenpoint.

The end in sight 5 hours and 49 minutes later.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Meal at Glen Carlou.

It had been many years since our last visit to Glen Carlou wine farm, but after our lovely wine tasting and delicious lunch there last Sunday we'll definitely be back soon. The wine tasting was done at our table in the restaurant (our choice) by a charming young man with very good knowledge of Glen Carlou's wines. The farm does very good chardonnays (three different versions), two excellent cabernets, a zinfandel that sadly is to be discontinued, and more - worth a visit to taste them.

Our lunch was delicious from start to finish. We had the recommended wines by the glass with each course and couldn't fault the pairings. Thanks Glen Carlou, for the lovely experience.

The view over the vineyards towards Paarl Rock.
Towards Franschhoek from restaurant deck.
The menu
The tasting area inside the restaurant
Caesar salad paired with Sauvignon Blanc
Spinach and feta samoosas paired with Chardonnay
Confit duck paired with Grand Classique Bordeaux blend
Pork belly paired with Syrah
Panne cotta
Creme brulee, both desserts paired with The Welder natural sweet chenin blanc
My cat Tarzan 2
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