I have been very spoilt, visiting all the distilleries and going on fun day trips and outings. It feels like we were on the go every day! There is so much to see and do in the Cape Winelands area and we did our best to see a whole lot of it.
Are there really such things as coincidences? Or was this just part of a giant plan to get me to look at things a bit differently and push me to write what I have been putting off for years?
Three weeks and counting! Life is rushing by as I prepare for another stage of my life, going back to my roots in South Africa. The big question is - will living there work for me? This adventure is all about finding out if the country, now so different from the place I grew up in, will suit me now?
Leaving here this time is a lot different from when I left Washington three years ago. There I left my little house, which I loved, but was so isolated and alone. And here, with no home and surrounded by friends and family, I’m finding myself second-guessing my decision.
It’s been a hectic week. 1500 mile drive down to SoCal from Washington, traveling the Blue Highways to end up in Hollywood with sister-in-law Debbie. Two days of Hop On Hop Buses before taking Debbie to the airport for the long trip back to South Africa.
I have been making a list of all the pros and cons of different scenarios, the good, the bad and the ugly! They include San Diego, South Africa, Port Townsend, in various configurations. And how I can make them work. I have to look at all different aspects, including community, costs, transportation, security, location, weather, internet, and even political conditions.