The fact that we saw the sun on Thursday till lunch time and only again on Monday afternoon, would have been a drastic damper on the spirits of most people, but the Fouries tend to thrive in cool, cozy, wet weather conveniently accompanied by a honeymoon suite.
We enjoyed our picnic lunch packed by the hotel and set of on our journey back, this time without a guide and the rest of the party, so no breaks needed this time. Our feedback to Errol the events manager, was that the route could be comfortably completed in 4 hours and that perhaps they must not allow any children under the age of 16 on this hike.
One more major happening of our Easter Breakaway was my second surprise early birthday present – my new Tamron Telephoto Lens being the first. A well-known wild bird artist, Penny Meakin, was running an art exhibition at Cathedral Peak for the duration of the Easter weekend and we popped in to have a look at the paintings she had on display. It is funny how a specific subject would just draw you to it. We both fell in love with the ‘Guinea fowl at the Waterhole’. Early the next morning we revisited the exhibition and our painting was still on display and Conroy decided that I deserved another birthday present – now don’t’ get any ideas that it is a big number this year, I am not getting older that fast. I must say that this is really an awesome painting with vivid colours, lots of movement, character and reflections. It is now proudly hanging in our entrance passage. So to the regular blue room visitors – keep an eye out for the ‘Guinea fowl at the Waterhole’ when arriving for your next scrapbooking lesson.Get to know Penny Meakin here: http://www.gamebirdart.co.za/ Monday afternoon being the first day that we saw sun, we rushed off to the golf course – about 1.5km away to take some sunset pictures alongside the various pools on the golf course. I managed to capture these. Having to leave our favourite get/hide-way, our moods were hitting an all time low on Tuesday morning when we left for Coghill Avenue, Kloof. But our batteries were recharged and the souls were nourished ready to tackle life with gust. - Signing off - Guinea fowl at Coghill Avenue