Off the Sea Lion Ferry and into Kariba town

PJ did the rounds irritating everyone by taking pictures with a flash – most of which cannot be shared online. A restful night enjoyed by all, despite sleeping on swimming pool loungers.

The Loaders in Dreamland
The Loaders in Dreamland

The crew were a bit wobbly on the restless sea though we noticed nothing and showed no signs of discomfort when enjoying the hearty breakfast on board as the vessel was preparing for docking at Andorra Harbour in Kariba.

282kms at an average speed of around 14kms/hour – we all loved the experience, ate and drank well thanks to Rob, Karen and team

TIP OF THE DAY – ‘do ‘the local speciality – fried Kapenta with sundowners.

Many supervising the offloading
Many supervising the offloading

Suddenly Kevin’s plastic was dead and had to be towed off by the support vehicle, replacing a fuse quickly sorted that problem

"No power" - the Loader's car dead off the Ferry
“No power” – the Loader’s car dead off the Ferry

The Brett MG after TLC by Mike & Koos yesterday
The Brett MG after TLC by Mike & Koos yesterday

A bit of retail therapy for Jeanne Erasmus
A bit of retail therapy for Jeanne Erasmus
Saint Barbara Church at Kariba Heights
Saint Barbara Church at Kariba Heights

The biggest NyamiNyami walking stick I ever saw - a must have from the area!
The biggest NyamiNyami walking stick I ever saw – a must have from the area!

Story telling by Clive Winterstein
Story telling by Clive Winterstein

The MG Group and The LAKE
The MG Group and The LAKE

Mike’s car was towed off the Ferry and after a tour headed for local Paramore Electrical. George and Pearson rewired the burnt out radiator fan by hand … taking most of the day whilst being bossed by the local security team! I never thought I would spend a large part of a day being entertained by geese …

Patiently we wait - Lou & Suzette
Patiently we wait – Lou & Suzette

Our time at Paramore Electric entertained by the Geese
Our time at Paramore Electric entertained by the Geese

George & Pearson - rewiring the radiator fan under PJ's (watchful) eye
George & Pearson – rewiring the radiator fan under PJ’s (watchful) eye

Nyami Nyami - The River God - Presiding over the Dam Wall
Nyami Nyami – The River God – Presiding over the Dam Wall

We toured around the very sleepy town of Kariba, to the lookout point, the wall presided over by NyamiNyami the River God, the Heights, St Barbara Catholic Church followed by a tasty lunch of Tilapia at the Kariba Country Club. What a view and Keith, the manager’s friendly hospitality !

Lunch at Kariba Country Club
Lunch at Kariba Country Club

What a view?  From the Heights over Lake Kariba
What a view? From the Heights over Lake Kariba

We were planning to come back up for dinner but anticipation of the hairy drive back had us dining at our hotel, the Cutty Sark, by candlelight due to a 3 hour power cut. I thought power was generated here?

The Cutty Sark staff were very welcoming and an a la carte dinner was enjoyed without exception. The resident Zebra do much to lend a great ambience and somehow make one overlook much of the neglect but the hotel is overdue a refurb and though the swimming pool was sparkling, the tennis court and grounds shows a marked lack of TLC.

The Cutty Sark Hotel in Kariba - great Location!
The Cutty Sark Hotel in Kariba – great Location!
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2 thoughts on “Off the Sea Lion Ferry and into Kariba town

  1. Hi Susette …. I was in the army at Kariba , love your pictures , remember that view well ,our barracks were just below the Kariba Heights Hotel , we were allowed to use the hotel pool , and I also did the kazangula (sp) to Kariba ferry trip once , what a beautiful time ….. I am 65 now and all the memories are stunning …..

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