30 April – 2 May 2021
Fish Eagle is a lovely camp site on a working farm. It is a wonderful campsite to form a laager and has lovely grass, no need for a groundsheet and sufficient have braai drums. There is a small swimming pool and the river for fishing. The ablutions were neat, clean and have a constant supply of hot water, toilet paper and hand soap and sanitizer. All members rated this camp as being one we will come back to soon.
We arrived at the farm off the R44. On arrival the Bohme and Watkyns were set up and relaxing. After we arrived and started setting up everyone slowly arrived. Mathew, Charlotte, baby Luan and friends arrived in the dark, but with help from fellow campers managed to erect the trailer and friends’ tent. Although there is a slight slope on the edge towards the river it did not seem to affect anyone parking their van. There was no storage of babysitters for Luan and what a lovely little boy always smiling.
Friday’s day temperature was warm and the campers after relaxing went about making their fires for supper. Later we saw a line of lights in the sky which turned out to be Elon Musk’s ‘Starlink’ Satellites (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanocallaghan/2020/04/21/what-are-those-strange-moving-lights-in-the-night-sky-elon-musks-starlink-satellites-explained/) Around 21:00 the temperature dropped to freezing cold and everyone slowly made their way to bed for warmth.
Saturday morning was beautiful clear skies with fish eagles flying above the camp and after the sun was out it was really hot. Some people went to have breakfast and explored around Ribeek Kasteel and Ribeek West. Ribeek Kasteel is a quaint town which the tourists love for all its shops, galleries and pubs. Riebeek West is a one-horse town – don’t blink you have gone through it. Saturday morning Mark and Johanna had to take their daughter, Jennifer, who was visiting from Switzerland to the airport. It was lovely to Jennifer again.
Saturday morning we saw the Blue Train passing by on its way up country. On Saturday afternoon prior to the AGM meeting there was cheese and wine supplied by Freddy and Jackie which went down well. Kevin was nearby watching the Stormers loose. The AGM meeting went off without a hitch and the laager meeting followed. The braai drums were bought into the middle of the camp and fires lit for all to braai. What a lovely gathering and much laughter until around 22:00 when the temperature dropped, and campers made their way to slowly bed.
Sunday morning was another beautiful hot day and some campers sat around chatting and others started packing up slowly. What a pleasant camp and such beautiful weather.
See u at the next camp. Stay Safe.