A comfortable way to travel to Melbourne again 2016 travel blog

some very affectionate African Penguins

A very blowy Cape of Good Hope picture!

Lush green growth and flowers under the fire scorched bushes

We had an early start to collect the hire car and drive down to the southern tip of Africa...the Cape of Good Hope National Park.. We were very lucky with the weather as there were a lot of heavy showers on and off all day but most of the time we managed to be either driving from one place to another or could find shelter during the worst of the rain.

We called in to Boulders Bay to see the African penguins on the way south. They were mostly in very affectionate poses in pairs. Some were sleeping with their beaks on each others wing or back, others were preening each other and a couple were dancing together. A heavy storm came as we arrived but the penguins were only a short walk away from the car park so we managed to dash back to the car for shelter for a while with out getting too wet.

We were lucky with the weather at Cape Point, the most southernly tip of Africa, and managed the climb up to the light house to see where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean in glorious sunshine. We then dropped the mile track down to the new lighthouse along the old lighthouse keepers trail ….. but got caught in rain before we got back to the car. It reminded us a bit of our time out in the Outer Hebrides with the wind rain and sun ….but a lot warmer!

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