A great day was had by all who joined us for the annual kite festival this year. With some great designs our aspiring aeronautical engineers showed off their creations. Proudly they took to the skies. The wind was definitely in our favour as the kites flew to great heights. The most ambitious of the lot was the Recycled Racer from Harmony, its 15min of fame only lasted for 5min as it had some technical problems early on. The Scotswood crew entered 2 kites, one was pretty in pink, and one that seemed to be weirdly attracted to the lake, maybe was a swimming kite? Both teams were quick to repair on the spot and get them up again. Well done Harmony and Scotswood for taking home the prizes.
Beans Bus headed to Kogel Bay resort for a one night adventure of fishing and exploring the local caves. What an adventure it was! With the forecast predicting storms and heavy winds we headed out to the caves and went as deep as possible. Found out that the mud inside makes fantastic facial mask, except for one small fact, it’s really difficult to come off. Lesson learnt. We then tried our hand at catching the big one. With dinner at stake we threw our rods in with not much luck. Luckily we knew how to make our own bread and made some very tasty tomato, feta and garlic pies. That was for the vegans primarily as the carnivores amongst us had some prime Texan steak to indulge in. Dinner was followed by a mini meeting where we took the chance to share some of our stories and love of recovery! The next morning the heavy rains arrived so it was all hands on deck to pack up. Well done guys and girls and all those that braved the elements and made the most of it to have a great time.
Well the early birds beware, when it comes to Beans Bus we up early! Especially when the worm comes smothered in delicious choc and smells like the best espresso you’ve ever had. Thanks to all who made it too the annual Coffee and Chocolate expo held at Durbanville racecourse. Loads of fun was had and too much chocolate was eaten. Listening to some great bands and enjoying the bean bags was for most the priority. Some of us fulfilling our dreams of being a big green ball we then spent some time in the Zorb, then archery class from Mr Turner. Some great innovations were to be seen, a new machine that prints whatever you want on your froth, to some amazing coffee chai, was lots to see and do. Till next year!
It’s great when the weatherman is right! A perfect day was predicted and a perfect day it was. 4 guests joined Beans Bus on our inaugural surf tour. From learning the basics and a little bit of the local lingo…(Shaka)..to basic etiquette and safety, our guide was hands on to get them up and down…mostly down, but as we learn in the program, it’s all about getting back up again, and that they did! Well done Robbie, your efforts were well noticed and we hope you remember us when you ripping on the tour! Apologies to Leon, who headed so far out our cameraman struggled to capture you riding the big ones! Next time. After 2 hours of fun we headed to the local Pizza place for a well-deserved meal and prize giving. The awards went to…
1: Most likely to go pro award – Robin Southgate
2: Top Lebanese of the day award – Leon M
3: Sunglass Surfer of the sand award – Jo X
Well done all, thanks for joining Beans Bus and we hope to see you again soon!