The decision to not blog yesterday was based on the fact that it was the sabbath. Not to mention the fact that it was Easter Sunday as well. Celebrated in true easter spirit we had eggs for breakfast and again at 10 and 12. The first occasion was fried eggs, the second was a chocolate egg and the third was eggs mixed to make Pancakes.
Yesterday was a highly productive day, not only on the inventions but sight seeing. Kruger Island was our first stop for the morning, with a great trip out there. Initiating Sea Sickness for Becky, which didn’t last long once we were hit ground. Guided around by an amazing Guide, who had the honour of guiding Nelson Mandela, Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama around the island.
The Aquarium was the next pit stop for an amazing experience with all the fishes. Followed by the Kirstenbosch Gardens, which we just managed to squeeze in before the doors closed and buckets of rain arrived. I’m lost without any adjectives to describe our experience there. There are only so many times you can use Awesome, Beautiful, Stunning, Mind Blowing before they become ‘nouns’.
By default on our exploring to find the Rhodes Memorial, we found a water reservoir which has stairs, making it a Swimming pool according to the athletes analogy.
Rhodes Memorial was a memorial, nothing fun about it, other than the exercise we got in preparation for our climb up Table Mountain. Box Jumps up the Double Stair is enough to fold and remove anybody’s breathe! A Box Jump involves a double foot jump with heels landing sufficiently far into the step so it’s not hanging over the edge. FUN!
While we talking about Training we raced up one of the paths in Kirstenbosch, so we on par for a good walk on Wednesday Afternoon.
Today was yet another early start as we wanted to see if the clouds were hindering our mountain walk or encouraging it. The clouds were moving and without taking any chances, we opted to keep the experience for a clearer day. Changing our direction of movement we headed South to the following places:
Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak Drive, Simon’s Town, Cape Point, Boulders Bay, Musemburg, Fish Hook and Zevenwacht Wine Farm.
What an amazing experience. Something we could have done over days, taking it slow, but unfortunately, there are limits to fun in life and we must move on. We find ourselves stopped off at Zevenwacht Winelands for the night, as we plan on going to the Crocodile, Butterfly world tomorrow, as well as various monuments and Towns with Wine Tasting in between.
With the guidance of a Family Friend we have the opportunity to experience some of the best winelands and activities in the area.
Wednesday, doesn’t hold much except for the big walk up the mountain. We plan to go past Llundudno and Blouberg on the way.
Photos have been posted on my Facebook album, “Cape Town, Bitches” for your ease of viewing.
This writing is somewhat a challenge after a busy week and malfunctioning thought processes. So I’m going to leave it there.
Shalom and Auf Weiderzen.