Sunday, 28 February 2010

Moto S.A. DAY 2. Cape Town to Worcester.

01 February 2010

The PLAN was for my son and I to ride together in the southern Cape for the first two days. After that I was on my own to Johannesburg via the N7.
On Monday morning 1st February we left Bloubergrand for the BMW Pavilion at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. There was a small adjustment to be made to my motorcycle before we set off on the ride.
We are setting off for BMW ........

Look at the beautiful backdrop.

My bike is having adjustment made to the windscreen. We walked across the road to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for breakfast.

The V & A is very much a tourist attraction.

The harbour is attractive and there is always hustle and bustle.

There are many restaurants, bars, shops and other attractions at the V & A.

The breakfast was good!

After breakfast the bike was ready for collection. Here it is.

We headed for Stellenbosch, and soon after stopped to check the way to Paarl and Bain's Kloof.

The scenery and the flora were outstanding. The Bougainvilla is always attractive.

I think that it is Bougainvilla? If it's not please write in!

Moutains and road. Mountains and road. Mountains and road .... and beauty everywhere!

Oh ...... and not much traffic!

The BMW650 is a good looking bike. Eddie rated it highly.

We pulled up in Wellington for a drink and a leg-stretch.

For a change it's not me hiding behind the sun visor.

This is ...... (No you have to guess!) ....... I'm fairly sure that we are not lost!

The views from this lookout place are spectacular.

There were many baboons near here. I think that Eddie took some photos of them. Sorry, but I didn't ......

Bikes and Bergs. Any questions?

It was time to go - and find some lunch ........

We found a brilliant little place near the top of Bain's Kloof. It is called Linda's Kitchen and owned and run by Hassan who came here from Tripoli, The Lebanon a few years ago. Great job Hassan.

Then it was to Ceres and a refuelling stop. For my non-South African readers this is the price of fuel in South Africa; R7.75 per litre.

Ceres is the Roman goddess of agriculture. Maybe this is where the word cereal comes from?

The road to Worcester.

Worcester here we come!

Well let's stop and have a photo first!

Worcester was a good place for a night stop. The B&B we found was called the Linga Longa. It was very good and owned and run by Mrs J. de Bruyn.
After a shower and change of clothes we walked a kilometre to St Gerun's Restaurant for a beer and a first class pepper steak.
It had been a good day.
Here are the details for Linga Longa:

Linga Longa B&B
Meiringstr 77
Worcester 6850
Cell: 082 3750250
Tel/Fax: 023 3476822

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