Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Weekend

Well since we had a long weekend we headed out for a few days. On Friday we went to St. Francis Bay which is only about an hour away. It is on the coast and it gorgeous. St Francis Bay sits on a canal system that leads to the Kromme River and then out to the ocean. We stayed at a B&B right on the canal with a small private beach. All the houses in St Francis are white with thatched roofs...it is soooo cool looking! It amazes me how a straw roof can protect you from the elements! We also headed down the road to Cape St Francis which is right on the ocean. We saw the lighthouse and the Penguin Rehabilitation Center that is located there. Very cute! For lunch we ate at the Port which is a small marina in between St Francis and the Cape. After we got back to the B&B the boys had a chance to run around the yard and play with the owners grandkids that were in visiting for the holiday weekend. They had a blast with their new friends. Then later in the afternoon we headed out on their boat for a canal cruise. It was so much fun being on a boat and cruising. We headed out to dinner and had a great evening!

The next day we headed out to Jeffreys Bay which is only about 30-40 minutes from our house. It is a beach community and the big attraction is the surfing. I believe they call it the Surfing capital of SA. We just toured the town and site during the morning. We stayed at a B&B quite close to the beach..in fact if our room had faced the back we could have seen it from our balcony. So the afternoon we spent most of it at the beach collecting shells, playing in the small tidal pools and watching the surfers. After a long day we headed back into the town and played putt putt and had a late lunch/ early dinner. Then a relaxing evening in our room enjoying the ocean air.

That about sums up the short vacation. We had a great time and are planning more weekend get aways as I write! Stay tuned!! The weather right now is so great that I want to take advantage.. it is warm during the day mid 70's and gets cool at night (need a jacket) perfect Fall weather... but it lasts so much longer here!

Ok - here are the pics of the weekend... enjoy!

On our way to the B&B we saw a couple little monkeys hanging out in the trees... cute!

Here is the Seal Point Lighthouse. I am sure the view from the top was amazing, but we could not go up with children under 6.

The Penguin Rehab center. This center caters to African penguins.

Sites from the canal cruise.....

A view from the back of the B&B looking out onto the canal

The kids playing with their new friends... for the night anyway!

Surf Museum at Jeffreys Bay

Surfers at Jeffreys Bay

The Boys checking out the tidal pools

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