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By norfolkdoc

Sunset

We took a trip to Tulbagh this morning.  They've an interesting museum about South Africa's only significant earthquake in modern times - in 1969.  Tulbagh was the main village affected, with 9 people killed, and many historic buildings badly damaged.  In addition many of the surrounding mountain passes were blocked by rock fall, and sparks from those falling rocks started wildfires.

The historic buildings on Church Street have been beautifully restored - it seems the local restoration group that was formed took advantage of the damage to remove some later "additions" to some houses and restore them to more original appearance.  Church street is a great example of Cape Dutch style houses.

We then took a walk to a waterfall.  It was a nice little walk and scramble though the resulting views were of a trickle rather than a torrent.  But there were great views across the valley.

We were later joined by W's sisters and S, who are staying here over the weekend, and M & C's  wedding weekend started with a traditional Braai.  Whilst sitting, enjoying a drink and waiting for the food to cook, we were treated to a marvellous sunset.  Lots of pink skies followed the blipped last glimpse of the sun on the mountain. 

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