Today’s photo is actually tomorrow’s activity – I’m taking French visitors to Cape Point but if they’re energetic and want to walk up to the lighthouse, I’ll meet them at the top after taking the Flying Dutchman (funicular). That walk may look like nothing but it is hectic; I did it once, never again.
This pic was taken in January when Caterina and Paolo were visiting from Switzerland. It was the best ever visit I’ve had to Cape Point. Usually it’s very windy down there, which is expected considering it’s just a sliver of land jutting out into the ocean and its other name is Cape of Storms. On that day, the temperature was in the 30’s and there was not a breath of wind – I’ve never experienced it like that. We drove down every side road and explored everything. They even convinced me to walk the path to the new lighthouse (the furthest you can go unless you’re a lighthouse keeper). I thought I was going to die! The beer afterwards didn’t touch sides and I don’t know what the Japanese ladies must have thought when I held my head under the cold tap in the toilets. I’m talking HOT, people!!!
I love a day like that, great company, no rush, no stress, just enjoy the moment and don’t be scared to explore!
Did you know that although the two oceans – Indian and Atlantic – don’t really meet at Cape Point, there is still a confluence of oceans and currents so it’s not entirely incorrect to speak of two oceans? Speaking of which, the restaurant by the same name has been revamped and relaunched so we’ll give it a try tomorrow – yum, sushi time!
Oh, and Cat and Paolo are getting married in Tuscany next month and I won’t be able to make it… sighh … just saying.