Umbro jacket, puma trainers, noble forehead, and a bug grin as always ... there was Gatesy outside the baggage terminal at George international airport waiting to meet me. It had worked out well that he'd had some errands to take care of in George that day and a rental car of his own to drop off. We collected my bags and "the blender" - my rental car, and were on our way back to Plettenberg Bay where his family is about 2 months into a 3-month vacation rental.Plettenberg View
I'm so very lucky to have landed here after the 24 + hours of travel from Madrid. Not only was it nice to have someone who has driven on the left side of the road, pick me up and chaffuer me to my next destination, but the accommodation is absolutely fantastic and the company even better!
My thanks to Bill and Judith Gates for welcoming me to South Africa with friendship and comfort and to Nick and his girlfriend Ronnie with whom I'll be traveling in December.