We’ve a special guest Beastie on the blog today! It’s been a while since he last showed his fuzzy little face around here, but those of you who have been following the BeastieBlog long-term might well recognise him. Hey there, Garcia Beastie!
If you’ve met him before, you may remember that he is partial to a spot of skiiing…
… But this time he’s found himself up a mountain, and there’s no snow in sight! What’s going on?
Well, it’s not exactly ski season where he is, for starters. Summer is just around the corner in South Africa! Still, that means it’s a perfect time to enjoy the view from the top of Table Mountain…
But there’s so much else out there to see! And it wasn’t long before Garcia Beastie found himself back down at sea level… Even without the help of his trusty skis.
First port of call – The V&A Waterfront!
When I first saw the name, I assumed it was the “Victoria and Albert” Waterfront, but the “A” actually stands for Alfred. He was Queen Victoria’s second son, and his visit to Cape Town earned him such popularity with the colonial community that they named one of the basins of the newly-built Navy Yard after him… and the other after his mother, of course. This port on the Atlantic shore also happens to be South Africa’s oldest working harbour!
But that sea air really does work up an appetite… Snack time!
And of course, you can’t come to South Africa without sampling one of their most famous exports either…
…Everything in moderation, Garcia Beastie!
Fortunately, he was none the worse for his tumble… Just as well, because it was soon time to leave the city and head out on safari!
Across the border in Botswana, Garcia Beastie got acquainted with some of the local wildlife in the controlled environment of the game lodge’s natural history museum.
He also had fun recreating that scene from “Jurassic Park”…
But let’s get out there and see what we can see, shall we?
It felt like they were driving forever, but then…
Such excitement – so much so that he Beastiebombed the photo in his attempts to make sure everyone else in the car saw them too!
Thanks to Suzanne for sharing Garcia Beastie’s holiday snaps! And if any other Beasties out there have been off on an adventure lately, please do share your pics with us – all of us here at Beastie Towers would love to see what you’ve been up to!
We’ll be back next week with more monster shenanigans… In the meantime, don’t forget to check out my new Christmas Market page to keep up with the Beasties’ heady festive social schedule!