Sunday, June 18, 2006

Cape Peninsula

We started driving down the coast through a very exclusive area called Clifton, where there is no commercial business. All beaches are public. We took a short boat cruise out to Seal Island from Hout Bay, a very scenic area. South Africa's goal is to provide a house and a small piece of land for adults, but with all the migration from the rural areas, this is very challenging.

We went to the Cape of Good Hope and hiked along to Cape Point. We were warned of purse stealing baboons, but didn't see any. At Cape Point you are 2500 miles from Antarctica and 4000 miles to the South Pole.

We had lunch in Simon's Town at the Sea Forth restaurant. As it was Father's Day, we celebrated the fathers in our group as well. We then went to Boulder's Beach to see the famous penguins (formerly considered "African penguins"). Tonight we went to Marco's African Place for live music and dinner. We ordered a variety of game dishes including crocodile, warthog, springbok and more. Mom has been dying to dance to African music all vacation and now she has her chance....

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