So we woke up on Saturday with no internet.
You can recharge these things on the South African Vodacom website, but I screwed up some kind of PIN number when I tried to do it and after three attempts is shuts you out. So now, we had to find a shop in town where we could buy an airtime voucher and then transfer the airtime to data so that we could use the internet.
The town of Graaff Reinet.
So we went for a walk. Our little guest house is only about ten minutes from the center of town. Things are still pretty quiet at 9:00am, but all of the shops are in fact open. Not only did we need to get our SIM crads refilled, but I'm also looking for a pair of sunglasses.
The Dutch Reform Church.
The Dutch Reform Church is definitely the main landmark in the center of Graff Reinet. What a great looking church. Said to be the only church in South Africa that has a kitchen and chimney.
We stopped in a couple of places, but were told that the best way to recharge them was to buy airtime vouchers at the Spar grocery store. So that's what we did. We bought enough to get one working and online, then used that one to get the other one working and recharged the second one from the website. The things we do for internet!
It's a hot weekend, with highs around 33C (92F). So we decided to relax for the afternoon. We have a nice little patio and we decided to do a braii (bbq) for supper. We had bought a couple of rib eye steaks. No gas BBQ's here in South Africa...you bbq the old fashioned way with either wood or charcoal!
First, get the coals nice and hot!
Kevin, braiing the steaks.
And they were good!
Up early Sunday morning to go hiking before it gets too hot! Graaff Reinet is literally surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park, so were going to take advantage of that and do some hiking and exploring today.