Snippets of life in a retirement village in Hermanus

Snippets of life in a retirement village in Hermanus

Our Cape holiday : Oct/Nov 2017

A few snippets and photos from the retirement village where Cheryl and Bob live in Hermanus  …

A pair of Egyptian Geese live in the vicinity of Cheryl and Bob’s cottage.  They had had five of the cutest little chicks while we were staying there and followed Mother Goose all around the gardens of some of the cottages, including Cheryl’s.  Daddy Goose was always close at hand making sure a second pair of geese from the other side of the village kept well away.   Plenty of loud squawking resonated when this second lot came anyway close !!!

Pincushion proteas were in full bloom in many gardens and sidewalks in the village ..

Beautiful setting against the mountain with views of Walker Bay …

Isn’t he striking ?!   A Stone-curlew, or spotted thick-knee, or more commonly known as a ‘dikkop’ ..

More babies in the village 🙂    Mommy guinea fowl hurried her little chicks across the road as we approached.   Aren’t they cute 🙂

The following day, we took a leisurely 85kms drive, to Greyton, stopping at Genadendal to wander around the oldest Mission Station in South Africa … next post


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