With our host Gary driving, we set out to follow a loop - leaving Cape Town (to the right on the red oval below) and traveling out to False Bay, then cutting across the peninsula to the coast and back around to CT.
I picked up a few photos and skeleton keys. The large one will go nicely with my collection of "people in groups" photos. I love when there is a date on the photo!
Back on the road again, we pass Chapman's bay, a beautiful white sand beach (and barely a soul on it). One reason may be, that we have now crossed the peninsula over to the Atlantic side where the water current comes from the Antarctic (burrr!)
On the historical side...construction of Chapman's peak drive started 1915 as a narrow, winding gravel road, and completed after seven years. If you are interested in the Chapman's peak drive, there is actually a 6 minute YouTube video that takes you on a ride along. At about 4:20, the car drives through the mountain cut outs...just like you are there.
Mario taking a selfie!
At yet another picturesque stopping point. This one overlooking the beautiful Hout Bay. Thanks to my husband jay for the panoramic shots!
click on picture to enlageNotice the interesting mist that is surrounding the coastline? Gary said he had never seen that before.
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At first I thought, this feels like the water at our local beaches (pretty cold), but after only 10-15 seconds you start to feel the icy temperature kick in. I now understand why there are shark nets at all the beaches...cold, cold, cold. We almost expected to see some ice cubes come floating by!
After we left Camps Bay, we headed back to the Nellie. Since we had already checked out of our room, we stopped off for about an hour in the tea room lounge to wait for our ride to the airport. The teaching is done, friends were made, and finally a time to sit and relax.
Thanks to Tim for inviting me along on the journey. I don't just mean South Africa, but the everyday journey as well. He is always generous and beyond inspiring.
Also, glad to not only travel with Mario (the kindest man I know) but my husband Jay, who sacrificed every day off he earned last year, to be in South Africa with me. Lucky to be traveling with all these guys.
A special thanks to Glenda for the invitation, the arrangements, and warm hospitality. Always a pleasure to be around you, and your wonderful family. Thank you.
I will be back to my regular programming this week. I figure, if you have endured the 4-day travelogue of this trip, I better back it up with a few projects.
now carry on,