Yesterday we drove around the peninsula south of Cape Town. We visited Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, then drove around Chapman's Peak. This morning we visited Boulders Beach to see the African Penguins.
We arrived at the Cape Point entrance to Table Mountain National Park at 0715. There was no queue. When we departed at 0915 there was a kilometre-long queue - so get there early! It's also a good idea to get there early if you plan to walk around - it can get pretty hot by mid morning.
|Cape Point lighthouse|
|Early morning view over Cape Point|
|Long way down|
|Long way home!|
|Just keep grooming guys|
|One of many small lizards|
|View to the NW from Cape of Good Hope|
|At the Cape|
|Rocky beach at the Cape|
|Scenic Drive (note mist out to sea)|
|View across Hout Bay to the town and harbour|
Yesterday afternoon we did some important boat jobs. We refuelled, adding 80 litres of diesel to the main tanks and another 100 litres in our five jerry cans. That was hot work so we jumped into the water to cool off and clean the keel. The underwater surfaces are now quite clean.
This morning we walked from FBYC to the Boulder Beach area of Table Mountain National Park. A colony of African Pelicans live here. There were many young penguins still in their down coats, and others in their "baby blue" coats.
|and a Rock Hyrax|
Locally but incorrectly called a Dassie
Size of a small wombat
Closest living relative? Elephant!!!