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|January 12, 2013 - Josh Davis|
Today was my last day off so I hoped to make the most of it. Thanks to my new friends Carole and Nicki I was able to do just that. We left at 8 a.m. and headed straight to Table Mountain. I've been staring at this mountain the entire time I've been in South Africa hoping I'd get to see the view of Cape Town from the top of it. We rode the cable car to the top and the view was a hundred times more magnificent than I had imagined. The ocean looked spectacular and the city of Cape Town looked beautiful sprawled out below us. We walked around the top and I just couldn't stop staring at the scenery. Carole and Nicki pointed out numerous types of plants and beautiful birds similar to our hummingbirds called sunbirds.
Following Table Mountain we drove around the peninsula to Cape Point. On the way we stopped in Simons Town and enjoyed lunch by the ocean. Once we arrived at Cape Point we went to the Cape of Good Hope. After walking up a very large hill we were able to look over the cliffs and see wonderful views of the ocean. Some people believe that this is the point where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. We had fun watching the Cape Cormorants navigate the high winds to land on the narrow cliff ledges. Also while walking around we saw ostrich and eland!
The day concluded with a drive around the rest of the peninsula to a restraint called The Blue Peter. They have a grassy lawn where you can sit with food and drinks and watch the sunset with a nice view of Table Mountain and Robben Island. Nola, Marguerite and Romy came to join us and together we watched one of the best sunsets I've ever seen. It was a great day spent with some awesome new friends!
Skittish African Penguins cross a road on Robben Island in South Africa.
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