Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fish lunch at Bientang's Cave, Hermanus

To Bientangs Cave for lunch and a view of the Ocean
This is where you want to lunch in Whale season; they will swim almost up to the rocks in front. We didn’t see any in Hermanus this time, although there are lots on the Atlantic seaboard at the moment as they return from the Antarctic with their newly born calves and head north
You should know that it is quite a steep climb down to the restaurant and a huge one back up but we did discover a much easier path a little way to the right of this entrance.  It is definitely worth the trip
Lynne nearly at the bottom
Two tiers of tables and umbrellas, and plenty of room inside if it should rain
You have 180 degree views of Walker Bay
A bottle of one of our favourite Chenins, from Ken Forrester. This 2015 Old Vine Reserve went beautifully with the seafood.
Crisp calamari and not so crisp chips, served with tartare sauce. However, they use cucumber in it rather than gherkins, not right
Lynne chose a salad rather than chips and it was generous
Most chose the battered hake and chips
This is the easier pathway along the cliffs, with smaller steps and not so steep
A very large Dassie ( rock rabbit or hyrax) sunning itself on a wall.  He seems to be saying "Make my Day!" in a Clint Eastwood sort of voice....
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus
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