We left home at 5 am. Gabi and I sat in the back of the car. My parents sat in the front. We arrived at our first stop over, at Gariep Dam, in the afternoon.
There is a blesbuck, named Elliot, who lives in the camp. We went for a hike in the Karoo bushes. The stars were really bright and you could clearly see the milky way.
We hit the road again and stopped to look at the Gariep Dam from above.
We traveled a few hours more and arrived at our second stop, Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat, Uniondale. We had to travel about 21km on a dirt road. It was isolated, in the mountains and lovely. Their water comes from a spring in the mountains. Gabi really enjoyed watching the chickens from the porch. There were also goats. The stars were bright. The cabin we stayed in is dog-friendly and has a fenced yard.
We spend another day at Bo Kouga. Soon after break fast, we went for a hike up the hill, to the waterfall. It is really beautiful. Wild proteas flower everywhere. Gabi was exhausted and I had to carry her the last stretch on the way back to camp. Later that afternoon grandpaw wanted to go for another hike, but Gabi wasn’t having it. It was a cloudy night. The stars were not so bright.
Day 4 (Yesterday)
We got up early and packed the car. After breakfast we hit the dirt road again. We reached our destination before noon. We had lunch first because we couldn’t check in yet.
We arrived back at the holiday house about half an hour early, but the woman check us in. She is very pleasant and friendly. While she was showing us the house, I made the mistake of letting Gabi off the leash. She pooped on the doormat. Embarrassing. She ran down the stairs to the garden. She ran into the downstairs flat where the owner and her daughter is staying.
We went for a walk on the beach. It was a bit cold but Gabi loved it.
We came back and one of the nails of her back foot caught somewhere and the nail broke. I bandaged her foot. She is feeling sorry for herself. Understandably. She’s hopping around on 3 legs and can’t climb the steps. So I carry her.
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