Our trip to Knysna was delightful for the most part, except that Rudi and I argued most of Saturday…strangely enough right after I wrote my last happy post.
On Sunday when we woke up there was no electricity. We called the contact person for our accomodation and she informed us that the electricity would be off till 6PM. We decided to go out and about till then and went to see the Knysna Elephants. When we got back we discovered that all the stores and restaurants in Knysna were closed, even the KFC!
We drove around until we discovered that the waterfront had a generator and had something to eat there. After that we really had nothing to do so we went back to where we were staying to chill out. After 6PM the electricity still hadn’t come on and by 8PM we decided to take a drive to see if we could find out what was happening (and to beat the boredom!). The entire town was blanketed in darkness. It was quite scary driving around. Finally we saw a light at a tiny store and went in to get some food and drink. The owner of the store told us the electricity went off for maintenance purposes at first, but would only be back up at 10PM due to unforseen complications.
Having wasted almost the entire day we were quite despondant. The electricity finally came on around 22:15. We were quite relieved as we wanted to charge our cell phones and my new camera’s battery before the trip home.
The ride home wasn’t too bad, we drove for about 5 and a half hours. It was lovely getting home to our friends and Amber 🙂
I’ve uploaded the photos to facebook (don’t worry, you don’t need to be registered to view them), you can see them here.