It was time to take a break during the holiday season so we decided to go to the ends of the earth...literally
Look on the bottom left. A circular rainbow on the clouds.So cool.
Our first sighting of Africa.
With the iconic Table mountain.
Shanty towns...Aka '' kongsi ''
Cause its summer here.
That's why were here. The whole northern hemisphere is cold.
View from my balcony.
We're going up there soon.
After a quick shower its time to tour.
Nice riding roads.
We're headed up there.
Nice views as we climb.
See.....3 pics L-R
A bit hazy though.
In the cable car going up here.
A little bit more.
Look at that la
The peak on the right is called the Lions head.
On top of the world.....in the bottom ha ha ha
A look over the side.
Looking over the Atlantic ocean.
See the crazy people ?????
The mountains extend all the way south
The cable car and Lions head.
Back down we toured this place...
We are so far from South East Asia...
Guess what this place is called ??
Remember we are so far from home...
''Malay Quarter ''
An old mosque...1850
Streets of Cape Town.
Next we came here.
An old fort.
Our driver . Nice guy. Name- Jibril AKA Gabriel
Walls of the fort.
Big and high.
The outer walls.
And the main entrance.
As high as the walls are ,look at how big that anchor is.
The guard post.
Built in 1666
The first courtyard.
To the second courtyard.
Table mountain in the background.
A last look
Huge door..apt for a fort.
Back in the room.
Watching the clouds come in.
Eat and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Cool early morning.
We are headed south.
Those peaks are called the 12 Apostles.
That's the back of table mountain.
Today we're headed to one of the iconic places...
A stop along the way...Hout's bay
Someone's great toy.
A forest of masts...
Time for some shopping...
Those necklaces were really nice.
See those round things.
And carved horns...
Anyway those roundy things are ostrich eggs...cool huh.
See those wires on the walls.Guess what they are ?
Views back on the road...
A long way down.
A huge beach along the way.
Generally the black South African were poorer...
More electric fencing...
Houses of the poorer sections of society.
You see them walking everywhere.
Baby and all.
Big birdies :-)
Finally our destination. A name of legend.
Its a nature reserve here.
Almost at the end.
The cape of storms...
So many ships met their end here.
Home of the ''Flying Dutchman'' ...the real one , not from Pirates of the Caribbean.
On the way out...
So many ships sunk here...
Now to cape point.
Have to go up there.
Thank god there is a train.
Still a ways up.
An even longer way down.
See the far cliff. There are people there.
On the way down...
A bit of history.
On the road.
To see these guys.
Lots of them.
Tastes good .....
No la ha ha ha
Home in the sands.
What you looking at punk ???
A very New Orleans feel .
Feel like cursing :-(
The tour continues
To the ''High Chaparral''
The manor house.
The wine cellar.
Looks like an old Mexican building. ...
Finally the last part of the tour...
Kirstenbosch National Gardens. Founded 1913.
You can walk for the whole day here.
We walked for 1/2 an hour...
That's more than enough walking.
Nice blue flowers...
A really cool sculpture. Cheetah.
Ha ha ha
A long day.
The white guy has got a funky hairstyle.
Again a New Orleans feel.
What a day :-)
Soon we'll see more of Africa :-)