It’s a year and a few months now since Linda and I took over Easy Five. The previous owners, Karin and Siggi Konrad, operated the guesthouse for 10 years or more, and had built up a loyal clientele of mainly German-speaking couples, many of whom returned year after year for a week, or two weeks or even longer. Understandably, these long-standing guests were concerned about what the change in ownership might mean for the vacation spot they had come to know and love, and about which they doubtless felt just a little bit possessive.
It was another lovely sunny day in Somerset West when Francis and I, along with son Julian who was home for a few weeks, left the comforts of Easy Five to go ziplining at Cape Canopy Tours. Having chosen to live in South Africa, we have made a commitment to trying new things – even if they scare the heck out of us.