The night after my stay with Brother Paul, I was in nearby Plettenberg Bay. Upon arrival in the early evening, the sky was grey and overcast, and the main street of this popular resort town was empty. After a quick walk around, I settled into a nice pasta dinner at Europa, a block from my backpackers (hostel). When I only expect to spend one day or night in a location, I don’t tend to invest much energy in meeting new people. I went to sleep early, hoping for better weather to make my stay worthwhile.
In the morning, I awoke to partly cloudy skies with enough sunshine to showcase the natural beauty of the coastline. Checkout was at 10am, though the bus wouldn’t arrive until 6pm, so I had the day to spend in town. I started with a walk past idyllic B&B’s to a scenic viewpoint. There were a few surfers out, and more on the way, all donning full body wetsuits to stay warm.
The town was bustling with people and cars. I spent the rest of my time wandering around, eating two lunches out of boredom. The downside of the Baz bus is that if you want to see a place firsthand, even or just an hour or two, you have to commit to a full night’s stay.