Archive for April, 2012

We are back from holiday…

Posted: April 23, 2012 in Erin, Family
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…and it was a perfect break. Its been 2 years since I took leave, so this came at the right time.

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With great views from our penthouse apartment

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Great company, braaing almost every night under the african sky, with the waves crashing just below us

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Erin’s first time in the sea, and boy did she gave fun… It was wonderful seeing her having so much fun, seeing pure joy on her face, even after her first “dump”, she just laughed and wanted more.

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We went to Ushaka Marine World,

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Watched the spectacular dolphin show

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Eyed out the local gangsters of the sea

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All told, it was a fantastic week, and definately not long enough.

Golfing at Princes Grant

Posted: April 17, 2012 in Family, golf
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Being on holiday, there is one thing i cannot go without…. GOLF! so I had a choice of a number of courses, and decided to choose the one I’ve been dying to play.

Princes Grant.

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Designed by  Peter Matkovich, Princes Grant opened in 1994 and has earned a reputation for excellence, including the Compleat Golfer 5-Star Golf Experience Award. And I can see why, wow, what an amazing experience playing here. From the undulating fairways set up as a links course, in emaculate condition to the perfect fast and true greens, set on multi-layers.
Lots of water holes, tricky par fours and risk and reward par 5’s.

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The signature hole, the 15th, is a par 5 with undoubtably the best view any course can have. Teeing off the side of a cliff, the fairway stretching far below. The view is breathtaking, and my partner (our friend from Australia) and I take a moment to absorb all around us.

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I have had the opportunity to play on many courses around South Africa, and while I havent as yet been to many of our great ones, make no mistake, Princes Grant is no walk in the park. This well used course by the Sunshine Tour astounded me. The friendly reception, great food, fantastic views, the carpet like fairways and smooth but testing greens, I can honestly say I have found my favorite course.

On holiday….. Finally

Posted: April 15, 2012 in Erin, Family
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It has been a long time since i have blogged. Honestly, i havent had the motivation recently. I’ve gotten home from work and collapsed, haven’t really taken any pictures either go blog about.

Anyway, we are on holiday in Balitto, the first break we have had in years. And its just in time. We definitely have needed this break. I’ve been in my job at Europ Assistance for 6 months already, whew, i can’t believe its been half a year already. And what a time i have had. I can honestly say, i haven’t been this happy at work in many years.

We have come down to Balitto on holiday, joined by Nicoles childhood friend and her family from Australia. I’ve decided not to take pictures with my camera, and rather, take all pictures with my Samsung tablet. Just for a difference.

We stopped at Howick Falls, just outside Pietermaritzburg in Kwazulu-natal on the way.

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Beautiful waterfalls, 95m high

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And then after sampling seriously delicious chocolate milkshakes, we continued onto Balitto, on the north coast Kwazulu-natal.