Your website is great – spent a quick minute in the ‘Stories’ section and the write-up about Fish Hoek (1928) made me think back to the days (late 1950’s/early 1960s) when we used to ‘trek’ from Chingola in, Northern Rhodesia (as it was then) to come to Fish Hoek when my dad had long leave.
It used to take us 6 days, as dad was fastidious about ‘safe driving’ – we would set off after a good breakfast, travel at 50 m.p.h. to our next destination which we reached ideally at about 3.00p.m. so we could ‘stretch our legs’, and have a good night’s sleep before the next leg of the journey! We would be half an hour out of Chingola when my sister and I would crane our necks and ask the folks ‘can we see the sea?’ It must have driven them mad. This all before today’s electronic diversions which entertain kids on long journeys. My gran was in charge of entertainment, and we used to sing ‘John Brown’s Body’, play ‘I spy’, and when we could count – see who was quickest in adding up the numbers on number plates!
Those were the days!!