Day 92, Sun., April 7, 2013 — Cape Town, South Africa

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     We sailed around the Cape of Good Hope last night around 7:30 pm and we were rocking.  To me it wasn’t as bad as the Horn in South America.  We had a leisurely morning, working on blogs, before our afternoon tour.  This is the description of our tour:

     “Depart the pier and enjoy the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean en route to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community, now a popular residential area, the harbor still has a charm of days gone by. The tour continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive – if open, with a 200 meter drop on one side of the coach and a 200 meter rise on the other, as we make our way south, following the Atlantic Ocean until we reach Cape Point (Funicular for own account). Said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it "the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe". And rightly so, it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa. We pass the naval base of Simonstown as we continue along the Indian Ocean, en route to see the Jackass penguin colony which has become well established at Boulders Beach (for own account) before ending the tour back at the pier.”

     This turned out to be an excellent tour for the 16 of us from Cruise Critic.  I dealt with Warren from Cape Town Day Tours, or   Luke was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about everything we asked him.  The scenery was beautiful, we saw some animals and went to Cape Hope!  I would recommend his company to anyone planning a trip to Cape Town.

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     We ate in the Lido when we returned to the ship and then went to see the movie, “Zero Dark Thirty”.

“You can finish school but you can never finish your education.”  ~  Zig Ziglar

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