Cape Point, South Africa

After more than 30 hours of travel, from the time I woke up in Vancouver to the time I went to bed at the Devonvale in Stellenbosch, South Africa, my instruction this morning was to relax and enjoy the ride.

After a light breakfast, Jeff, Clive, Josh (Clive’s friend from the show), Mimi (Josh’s mum) and I headed to Camp’s Bay for lunch, located on the Atlantic side of Table Mountain (which was shrouded in cloud, so no table was seen).  After dipping our toes in the icy waters of the Atlantic (I’m not kidding!  No way I would swim in there without a dry suit!!), we found a beachfront cafe with views of the beautiful white sandy beach in this small cove.  Noshed on “line fish”, then headed south to the Cape of Good Hope.

The winding ocean roads offered spectacular views, one after the other, despite the rapidly accumulating clouds.  We arrived at the top of the hill at Cape Point just in time for the first drizzle of the day.  Windy and wet, the view of the rocky point into the waters where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet was breathtaking.  Clive had wanted to dip one foot in each ocean when we left this morning, but, as you can see from the photos, that wasn’t happening without a couple of hours of walking.

Heading up the east side of the peninsula, we detoured briefly to view a small African Penguin colony near Simon’s Town.  Very endearing, humorous little creatures.

Headed back to Stellenbosch for dinner at Bukhara Indian Restaurant, having Lamb Rogan Josh…soooooo good!

And that was the end of my “sit back and relax” day.  (Don’t think I saw 10pm before my head was on the pillow though!)

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PS:  Once again, working under a handicap….the WiFi is intermittent…

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~ by betweenthelatitudes on April 12, 2012.

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