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Reisverslag Exploring the Cape as a tourist
29 oktober 2011
Exploring the Cape as a tourist
We drove along and first we went to see penguins at Boulder’s Beach, which was actually a real tourist place, with busloads of tourists arriving. You had to pay for entering the beach, but Annie said it was sure there were no penguins on the beach because the tide was in. She used to come here as a kid, when it wasn’t touristic yet. We took a walk over a path where penguins were hanging out in the bushes. It was lovely to see them. I took many nice photographs and I really enjoyed.
Then we continued driving along the coast, all the way up to Cape Point and we entered the Table Mountain National Park of Cape of Good Hope. We drove to the southern tip and walked all the way to a nice spot where hardly any tourists were, and there we watched the oceans come together. It was a great view, and the weather had turned into great weather as well. It was really lekker and special to be there. I saw a lizard and another dassie. After sitting on the rocks high above the sea, I wanted to climb down to the beach of the Cape of Good Hope, to the water. Annie wanted to have a coffee that we brought and she would wait in the car. I walked down a quite scary stairs, which almost looked like a ladder. It was really pretty scary to walk down, but I got along and got down at the beach. The waves were firm and powerful, the sand was white, and I touched the water. Unbelievable that Antarctica is at the other side of the sea.
We drove north again, and we saw ostriches, and young ostriches. Then we drove around some more. We saw several beaches, at some parts the sea was quiet, and at some parts it was rough. It was nice to see the dunes, rocks, mountains, beaches and flowers. Then we moved up to Chapman’s Peak, to watch the sunset. We drove along the coast, and it was really nice to see the villages at the coast. The villages are growing very fast Annie said, every time she goes down there she sees new buildings, and more tourist industry. But she took me to the nicest places. On the way back, outside of the park, we saw more baboons on the road, with young baboons, and a lovely cute baby baboon being carried by the mother. I love seeing nature. It is so healing and peaceful. I am now done with working here, and I feel like enjoying. There will always be work left to do, but I think I have earned some free days now. It’s weekend as well, so I shouldn’t feel bad about being a tourist. From now on I am one. I took many pictures today. I loved it. I love being a tourist and enjoying the nice side of South Africa.
Today I will go into cape Town again, and find a tourist office to see whether I can go to Robben Island. There is a strike going on this week, and we don’t know if it has ended yet. I will find out today.
Pictures will be added soon
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29 oktober 2011 14:55 | Door: je moeder
Blij dat je ervan geniet. Je hebt het dubbel en dwars verdiend.
Liefs en een pootje van Albert (hij zit op mijn schouder mee te lezen!!!)