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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Bantry Bay October 27th 2014

Final evening and we are provided with a wonderful sunset across the peak. A final supper at Camps Bay of Kingclip, Buttermilk Fish and Swordfish with Asian vegetables plus a lovely Haut Bay rose blush from less that five miles away makes for a good evening. ... read more
Sunset II
Sunset III
Sunset IV

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town October 27th 2014

A day spent whale watching (unsuccessful) dolphin spotting (unsuccessful) and messing about by the pool and on the beach (triumphantly successful) with a series of handstands and cartwheels on the beach (Gemma not her parents) before the stoem clouds gathered - and a final opportunity to indulge a play with photo editor on the iPad. Tomorrow we have a long drive to Touws River over the Hottentot Mountains to look at some game and a cheetah hospital.... read more
An approaching storm
Gemma doubling up as the little mermaid
Should have gone to Specsavers !

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town October 27th 2014

Our final day in Cape Town and a day for being lazy and relaxation before we set off for Franschhoek tomorrow. some photos around Cape Town that haven't made it in the blog so far.... read more
Rather good camouflage
Iconic image (child and mountain)
I'm taking a photo of you...

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape October 26th 2014

Finally the winds have died and we drive up Table MountAin't. The cable car provides a spectacular (and frankly much easier) means of ascent. The views are simply to die for when you achieve the summit. Stunning late afternoon sunshine reflects on The Apostles and the Atlantic and reaches across the whole of the mountain summit. We are struck by the lilies that thrive on the windward side of the mountain at 1700m up - that's impressive. The views across down to the Cape itself are delightful and the sprawl of urban Cape Town stretches far below with Robben Island in the distance. One off the bucket list !... read more
But help is on hand to save weary legs...
And when you achieve the summit the views are worth it...
Down the twelve apostles

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town October 26th 2014

At last our patience comes good - a scorching hot day but with no discernible wind so set fair to go to Robben Island and then up the mountain later on. As you queue patiently for the ferry to the island I'm struck by a feeling of profound sadness - looking at the photos on the wall the abiding feeling is loneliness and separation. It's only 12 km across the sea but it may have been to the end of the world for all intents and purposes. Two visits a year, two letters a year is beyond cruel imaginings. If the prisoner and visitor didn't speak English or Afrikaneer then they would have to sit in silence. Utterly, utterly inhuman and unspeakably cruel. The dolphins swim alongside the ferry and we disembark onto buses to tour ... read more
Where the PAC leader was kept opposite the dog cages
A poignant solitary tree
Sipho tells his story

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Bantry Bay October 26th 2014

New moon rising over Africa and Atlantic ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Bantry Bay October 26th 2014

Saturday evening - lazing around as the sun sets and the moon rises... read more
The Twelve Apostles
Looking down to Chapmans Peak
Sun beginning to settle

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town October 26th 2014

Thwarted again on Table Mountain - this time by high winds, no clouds today but the winds so strong that the top was closed. Thwarted too by failing to book on line for Robben Island - fully booked for the day so now rescheduled until Sunday morning. Still it meant a morning at the waterfront which afforded the girls shopping opportunities and me a chance to smooch at the heritage. The V&A is named after Victoria and her son Alfred and thus a cultural remnant of colonial times. It's a delightful place although the Christmas decorations seemed premature. It had a nice relaxed feel about it. Its a bit of a tourist trap obviously but if you look past that you can see some of the more colourful aspects of South African art and the craft ... read more
Waterfront Heritage
Coloured spiral baskets
Colourful postcards

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Bantry Bay October 25th 2014

Saturday evenings don't get much better than this ... read more
Sunset
Sunset
Last umbrella

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Bantry Bay October 25th 2014

One of the joys of travel with the Bailey Bunch is that invariably I am the first one awake on a morning - I therefore get an hour or two of quiet time when the light is wonderful and there is just the sounds this morning of Atlantic waves, cicada and birds to listen to - delightful. ... read more
Sun creeps round on Bantry Bay
Here by Cicadas!




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