The Travels Page

 

Welcome to the collection of stories from our travels

 “Baby boomers”, “empty nesters”, “silver surfers”, call us what you will. We travel, when we can and where we can.

Maybe it's just a local day trip, enjoying a meal and a walk by a canal. Perhaps it's a long haul to Hermanus, or a quick week in Switzerland. Wherever it may be we enjoy finding places where we can do the out of the ordinary.

Life is a journey. We aim to enjoy it in nice places, eating good food. Join us on some of our travels.

Where do we Travel?

Living in England we take the opportunities we can make to see this land where we have made our home.

Family and roots take us to southern Africa from time to time.

Europe is a big attraction for an odd week or weekend away.

When do we travel?

Preferably when there are no tourists and holidaying families.

How do we travel?

At home we are not above spending a few hours in the car just to go somewhere different. The train is a good plan too, sometimes, especially when London is a short train ride away.

Budget airlines do feature, but thoughts are moving to more trains!

 

 

Our Travels

In the winelands near Hermanus, this was our view over lunch.

House On A Hill In The Mist

A pretty scene of a house on a hill in the mists. Taken in the wine lands near Hermanus in the Western Cape area of South Africa, near Cape Town. What a beautiful place...

Valley of a Thousand Hills seen from Botha's Hill

Valley of a Thousand Hills

The Valley of a Thousand Hills seen from Botha's Hill on the Comrades marathon route between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Tug waiting for a ship near cranes in durban Harbour

Durban Harbour Day Out

Durban Harbour - second biggest sea port in Africa and biggest in sub-saharan Africa. It's a busy port, it's also a good place for a tourist day out.

Durban City Hall, more recently known as eThekwini City Hal

Durban City Hall

Durban City Hall, built in the early 1900s Durban City Hall The Durban City Hall, now also known as the eThekwini City Hall was built in the 1900s based on the Belfast City Hall...

Umdloti tidal rock pool swimming area

Umdloti Beach Holiday

Contents:Beach Sun and SeaSurprise DinnerHoliday with a Sea ViewBeach and MilkshakesGoing ShoppingGreat FoodMore Umdloti AttractionsGoing To Umdloti Beach Sun and Sea Arriving in Umdloti, there is little question about what happens in the town....

Breaking Wave in the Sunrise

A breaking wave in the sunrise light. One of the pleasures of being on holiday at the sea is to be able to be on the beach at sunrise. Some may not agree, but they...

A bit of Durban skyline from the pier. 

Durban skyline from the pier.

A View of Hermanus

Hermanus

Hermanus - A little gem of a holiday spot in the Western Cape, South Africa. A quick overview of our trip and info about Hermanus.

Hermanus Wine Hoppers

Hermanus is not just about the sea and whales. There's a thriving wine industry in the area. Join Hermanus Wine Hoppers for some wine tasting.

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