Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: The End

After nearly 2 years, we are learning to live with Corona in our presence. We’ve been vaccinated, vaccinated again and boosted.

Despite the pandemic I’ve been blessed. I made a new life for myself in a new country. I’ve made new friends. Fell in love. Moved to a new city:Den Haag. Adopted a dog. Developed my hobbies. Took my Dutchman home to meet my family and friends.

Many people suffered incredible losses during this time and we will always remember those who are no longer with us. Many people lost their livelihoods or security in this time and I hope it will serve as a reminder for us to pick up those around us, because we are all in this life together.

Be kind. Stay safe

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 661

Knysna! The town always fascinated me, with every visit holding something special.

We started with breakfast at 34 degrees South

Our next stop will forever be a highlight. We had the privilege of an elephant interaction at Knysna Elephant Park. They rehabilitate elephants that require it, and visitors are allowed to interact with them under the watchful eye and instruction of the staff

From there we went on what can only be described as a terrible road to see one of the big trees in the area. It was big.

The outing ended with a boat ride on the Knysna lake out to the heads. As luck would have it, we were the only people who booked for this particular cruise and we had a marvelous private boat cruise. The cherry on the cake.

Be kind. Stay safe

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 659

After a family day together, we concluded our amazing visit to the Western Cape we decided to head south. At Houw Hoek we stopped for a Brunch en route..and then more south, to the Southernmost point of Africa – Cape Agulhas

At the end of the day we found rest at our next stop, the lovely beach at Dwarswegstrand.

Be kind. Stay safe.

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 656

A new year starts!

We offered to make dinner for the family, a lovely Spaghetti Bolognaise as Marinus learnt to do in Italy. The only problem is, we couldn’t find a pot big enough…

Not to be put down, we decided to make it in the swart pot on the fire. I think it even added a smokey taste! The salad was also a big hit.

For dessert we had donuts, with Dutch sprinkles! The kids(young and old) loved it!

Be kind. Stay safe.