Friday, 4 January 2008

Captain my Captain

Tired of wearing mud and changing tyres in godforsaken backwaters, we take to the luxurious side of life. Knysna (pronounced nize-na) is the town at the centre of our oppulence and after a day of extremely shitty weather (sea-side towns are not the best in fog and rain) we land upon the oasis that is The Alexander. As we approach, the coastline plunges beneath us to a rocky headland complete with crashing waves and storming rain. We're upgraded to the Captain's suite, which seems a prerequisite given the weather, and we navigate through it's decadence with ease, and more than a few laughs. The hosts here are a very cool gay couple - not that we knew this when we booked, but we're instantly at home and we forget our plans of exploring in the afternoon, opting to shelter in this haven until dinner which Martin has booked for us at Lush, appropriately named and certainly keeping the decadent theme we've established for the evening. A cute waitperson serves us a stunning dinner and it is quickly established that the food in South Africa is sensatiolicious, unbelievably inexpensive and the chocolate desserts are uniformly the best I've had ever - and there is some stiff competition there. The SA wines have been popular with the Frenchman and I drive home with our brand new Pirelli tyre and watch a surprisingly good movie, appropriately titled Head in the Clouds, in the lap of luxury.
I wonder what tomorrow will bring...

2 comments:

wally said...

Just What the Doctor ordered Hey!
I hope you got a massage thrown in with all that luxury esspeacially coming out of the middle of no where adventure...but thats what it is a wonderful adventure for the two of you..and thats special.
Cheers Wally

Martin said...

My first real chance to log on and catch up, still in Surrey. Laughed and shuddered to think which detour you took! at least that side of the world is beautiful to drive through, albeit at a slow pace. So glad you enjoyed Lush...