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Sep 12, 2017 - Cape of Good Hope

Another journey... went to Cape of Good Hope which is the south western tip of Africa,about 1.5 hour drive south of Cape Town. Lots of towns and villages of various ethneticities along the way. Visiting Cape Town is like seeing 5 different countries in one place with differnt cultures and architecture all mixed in. Travelled along the western seaside coast first to the Cape and saw wild animals along the way... ostriches in the bush and then had to stop a couple of times with baboons blocking the road. Apparently they can be quite nasty and...

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Mar 7, 2015 - New Ontario Sex Ed 101 in Action

Technical issues, folks. For some reason, I'm having trouble downloading the photo attachments, so we've decided to send text only until we can get a stronger Internet connection. So you must be wondering about the sex ed, right? Well, today was spent on the touring the Cape Peninsula, seeing a colony of seals on a rocky island after navigating some pretty heavy seas to get there, and then visiting an African penguin sanctuary where we saw everything from copulation to laying an egg. It was fascinating. Then we headed into the National Park...

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Aug 11, 2014 - Grand Cape Tour

As I said at lunch today....I'm digging Cape Town! What a great and full day. We had a private tour for the four of us - our guide/drive Pieter was amazing. We got to experience the "tablecloth" of Table Mountain - literally we were sitting at breakfast when the clouds rolled in - one minute it was gorgeous the next you couldn't even see it! We started by going to Hout Bay to check out the seals. As Pete said the perfect trip for him - about 45 minutes in total. We left there and went to Chapman's Peak Road. It was (in theory) a gorgeous...

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Feb 7, 2012 - Cape Of Good Hope

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here are some excerpts from the Lonely Planet – South Africa & Lesotho & Swaziland chapter ‘Cape Town’ on the Cape of Good Hope: “The awesome scenery, fantastic walks and deserted beaches of the reserve can easily swallow up a day. If you come on one of the day tours that whip into the reserve (part of Table Mountain National Park), pause at the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre, walk to Cape Point and back, and then zip out again, you’ll not even have seen the half of it. Take your time to explore the reserve the way it...

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Dec 4, 2011 - Cape of Good Hope and More

What a beautiful sunny day! The wind is very light today thank goodness, as I know Cape Point is windy anyway. Today the drive to Cape Point will be about 100km south of Cape Town.  The coastal scenic route is slower but worth it as the views along the way are stunning. Hout Bay and Simon's Town are two interesting little towns to stop in.  In Simon's Town we stop to see the biggest tourist attraction; the penguins. The boardwalk takes us to a few view points where we watch the entertaining ongoings of penguin life on the beach. The African...

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Aug 25, 2011 - Drives Me To Distraction

Thursday, August 24 Drives Me To Distraction Today was our first day to drive in South Africa.  We got our rental car delivered to the hotel this morning and set out on our first road trip down the Cape Peninsula.  Being the calm, mellow person that I am, I only had mild palpitations as Johnny drove off on the "wrong" side of the road.  I thought I was doing a very good job of keeping my big mouth shut when I thought he got too close to a car or didn't see one coming but I could hold it no longer when Johnny decided to switch lanes and...

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Nov 18, 2010 - Cape Town & Cape of Good Hope

Another busy day about Cape Town. We drove around the area looking at the buildings and the city. Quite a contrast after the time in the bush and in rural communities. Exciting to be in a city but we all enjoyed the people and the animals and everything experienced on safaris that we miss that too. We still see baboons, elands, and other animals along the roadsides. Lunch of bread and wine along the road. At the Cape four of the group hiked from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope. So now I've seen where Vasco da Gama and others came to...

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Sep 22, 2010 - Kap der Guten Hoffnung National Park

Traumwetter, traumkueste, Traumstrassen, Vogelstraeusse, Antilopen, Eidechsen, Schildkroeten, Haie und Wale an der Kueste, Blumenhaine, grandiose Ausblicke,...ationalpar Afrika von seiner Schokoladenseite. 1 ganzer Tag im wunderschoenen Nationalpark des Kaps der guten Hoffnung.

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Jun 9, 2010 - Where the oceans meet

Today was nothing short of amazing. The day started with a quick workout where I felt completely inadequate due to the higher altitude and resultant lack of oxygen for my pathetic little muscles. Still, I pressed on and finally completed a somewhat watered down version of my normal regiment. The gym membership for my one month came to an unreal 90 USD and I learned that it pays to be a South African because most insurance companies subsidize gym memberships completely if you meet a certain visit quota. Due to the small fortune I was...

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Oct 11, 2009 - Cape of Good Hope

After my breakfast I headed down the Atlantic coast, this drive is very dramatic, and the road is on the cliff edge. Starting a Camps Bay, Llandudno, its down to Kommetjie (see the map) there is not much here but I wanted to go to the lighthouse, this was not possible, so I headed back onto part two of the cliff road, and managed to take a picture from above of this rather poorly maintained light. As well as Table Mountain, I could not come here and not visited the famous Cape of Good Hope. I had also pre planned to visit here,...

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