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

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.

Burgundy Restaurant Hermanus

Breakfast under a tree in Hermanus with a view of the bay. A memory from a 2010 visit, repeated with friends in 2017.

Prawn starter at Bientang's Cave.

Bientang’s Cave Hermanus

I had heard about Bientang's Cave Restaurant in Hermanus in South Africa's Western Cape. I finally had the chance to eat there. Read about it here.

Whales in Hermanus

The other day I saw a post about whale watching from beatravelling: Onshore Whale Watching. It reminded me of an unplanned visit to Hermanus, near Cape Town a few years ago, coincidentally on the...

Abingdon – An Interesting Day Out

On a whim we went to Abingdon to see an antique and vintage street fair. We took a walk around and took these photos in this historic market town.

Sunset at Portiragne Ouest, near Beziers in France.

Sunset by the Sea at Portiragne Plage Ouest

  Portiragne Plage Ouest Sunset on the Beach One evening on our trip to France we had an excellent tapas meal at a “guingette” on the beach at Portiragne Plage Ouest, near Beziers. The...

The old walls of La Cité Carcassone

Old Stone Walls of La Cité – the Citadel, Carcassonne

A picture, in black and white, of the stone walls of the old city, La Cité, of Carcassonne in the Lanquedoc region of the South of France.

A big blue sky over Valras Plage in he South of France.

Big Blue Sky over Valras Plage

It's a big, empty blue sky over Valras Plage on the Meditarranean coast off the South of France. Taken from a nearby beach.

Kitesurfing at Umhlanga, near Durban, in kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Kitesurfing near Umhlanga in South Africa

Kites in the sky, but the two surfers are invisible, hidden between the waves in this scenen from the beach at Umhlanga, near Durban, South Africa.

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