Swellendam :: Feb 2012 Holiday Part I
When we received the awesome news early in 2011 that my wife is pregnant with a baby girl and our second child, we realised that yet another December would be spent at home instead of with family in Swellendam and in one of our favourite places in South Africa, Stilbaai.
After our beautiful daughter was born, I decided a break in February might just be a good idea to still have a bit of a holiday before my wife had to go back to work in March, so I got the ball rolling and started planning a 2 week holiday in the Western Cape. We decided to visit Linel’s sister Ilze and her husband Wynand in Swellendam for a week, after which we’d spend a week in Stilbaai. My parents haven’t been to Stilbaai in a while and since they’ve taken us there every December for 19 years in a row since I was 5 years old, I really wanted to treat them and take them on holiday for a change!
With the recent purchase of a Toyota Fortuner, everything fell into place perfectly and we could even drive down in one car, which was not only more economical and greener for our planet (think less CO2 emissions), it also gave us more time to spend together as a family.
I didn’t take nearly as many photos as I usually would (a 2 year old toddler and a 4 month old baby can keep one quite busy!), I’d like to share some of the images from our trip with you – this is part I of a 2 part post and all these images were taken in and around Swellendam…as you’ll see, I’m not much of a landscape photographer and even when on holiday, 90% of the time I tend to capture my favourite subject: people.
Part II will follow shortly and will cover some of the photos I took while we were in Stilbaai.
My dad took the photo of my son Wian and myself.