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Fri
7
Oct '11

St. James to Simon’s Town

I did next to nothing all day yesterday so today I figured I’d at least get some exercise in. I wanted to get photos of the changing huts down on the beach before all the people showed up so I was out early.  My plan worked, there was nobody there.  From there I walked all […]

Sat
24
Sep '11

Last day in Cape Town

Today was museum day, which turned out to be good since most of them were free. It’s Heritage Day, whatever that is. Took in the Bo Kaap museum followed by the Castle. The Castle is huge but they haven’t done much with it. You can walk around the walls and look at the city and […]

Fri
23
Sep '11

Robben Island

There were 4 prisons on Robben Island (although he told us this he only went into detail about 3 so I’m not sure if 4 is correct). Maximum Security was for political prisoners. Until the 90’s they were actually categorized as terrorists. Medium Security was for the worst of the worst, the murderers, robbers, rapists. […]

Thu
22
Sep '11

Jenman tour ends

At first I couldn’t remember what I did today.  Then I looked at my photos and though “how the hell did you forget that?”  We hiked up the Gorge to the top of Table Mountain this morning.  Started out and the sky was clear and blue.  Halfway up the clouds started coming in.  We all […]

Wed
21
Sep '11

Cape Town tour [This entry rated PG-13]

Holy cow, what a jam packed day.  I’m going to describe it in pictures. In Simon’s Town we stop in Jubilee Square so we can see the statue of Able Seaman Just Nuisance, a Great Dane. During WWII this dog was the much-loved mascot of British sailors based here. He was actually enrolled in the […]

Tue
20
Sep '11

Cape Town

An early start, we’re driving almost 500km today and will arrive in Cape Town by the time the day is over.  Woohoo!  First stop, Ronnie’s Sex Shop. It’s actually a little coffee shop with a bar where people have left just about everything – bra’s, hats, shirts, you name it it’s hanging from the ceiling.  […]

Mon
19
Sep '11

Headed for Kleinplaas

On the road again…  We leave Storms River and shortly thereafter turn off the main road.  I’m wondering where in the world we’re going when I see signs for bungy jumping.  From the highest bridge in the world.   Well the highest bridge that you can bungy off of, probably not the highest  bridge in the […]

Sun
18
Sep '11

Tsitsikamma Waterfall

Did an “easy” (at least that’s what we were told) hike to a waterfall.   If you consider rock scrambling and thinking you’re going to fall to your death easy then this is the walk for you.  Not sure if I’m glad I did it but I’d have been pissed if I hadn’t because, you know, […]

Sat
17
Sep '11

Storms River Camp at Tsitsikamma

Short drive (four hours) from Addo to Tsitsikamma.  As we got closer to Port Elizabeth the scenery changed completely.  It’s now green, gorgeous and lush.  There’s a reason it’s called the Garden Route. After a run to the store I did laundry (first time and I’m almost three weeks into the trip) and watched the […]

Fri
16
Sep '11

LION!

Up and out at 6am.  We came upon a large group of jackals.  One was digging into a leopard tortoise and he was not sharing .  Watching them was really interesting.  Strangely enough not an elephant in sight. We come upon a car that’s sitting in the road, which generally means there’s something good nearby.  […]