As the huge bloody party organizer Scott is getting top marks. On Tuesday he arranged a bus tour for about 14 of us to the Cape Winelands. The first winery was Reyneke - a biodynamic vineyard. None of us had any idea what that was except Mike - biodynamic is a step beyond organic. The farm had ducks to eat the snails, snakes to eat the rodents, mongooses to eat the snakes, etc. Unfortunately I wasn't crazy about any of their wines. Then off to lunch at another winery then to a large complex with vineyards, raptor recovery and cheetah center, and Segway tours. Since I've always thought a Segway would be fun, Leslie and I decided to go for it. After a short training session we were off through the fields of sheep, cows, past the chicken coops, the protea garden,etc. for about 45 minutes. It's surprisingly easy and becomes second nature after a while. I'm sure the rest of them were sorry they hadn't gone;)
The last stop of the day was a wine and chocolate tasting, underneath the shade of a few trees. All in all another spectacular day in South Africa.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Wine chocolate and segways
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