Another scenic drive along the Garden Route to a lovely place on the Indian Ocean called Plettenberg Bay. To say I am in the middle of nowhere may be an understatement; to say I am in a luscious forest surrounded by dense bush is quite another. I mean Jill read a manual about what not to do and topping the list was entertaining the baboons. It’s not like I am an animal person to begin with but now I am in the Wilderness and no kidding that city is just 10 kms away from here. I am now in the middle of a bug’s dream come true.
My shower I just took started with brown water for about 15 minutes before I just said fuck it. (It did eventually get hot and clear but that was after my hypothermia.) On a positive note, it is beautiful. The trees are rich and full and the richest green you can imagine . You have to appreciate the nature as it occupies a vast amount of land here in SA. I will be avoiding any sort of adventures hikes as I am pretty sure there are many snakes that are lurking in the darkness waiting to bite me. Oh did I mention I am in complete silence and will be forced to live as one with nature. I am finding it hard to just be but my guess is eventually I will lose my NY edge and truly unwind. I don’t think I would last long on a deserted island unless I could teach a bird to talk to me.
One last commentary and I am off to a seafood dinner on the Indian Ocean. For those with small bladders like me, you should feel very comfortable visiting SA. These are some of the cleanest bathrooms on earth. I mean I have never seen anything like it. It has so impressed me that I started asking the locals about it and they contend clean bathrooms are a big deal here. I mean it’s like going at home…fresh flowers, tp and a wonderful scent (don’t take that the wrong way).
Tomorrow I am meeting monkeys and hanging from trees at least that is the plan for now.