Walk or fly?

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.

About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

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A note to all accidental visitors:

I am not a photographer and do not claim to have any particular skills whatsoever in that department. I have enormous respect for those who can see the potential in a scene and can create a great photo. Good photography is an art, in my opinion.

I am just a happy snapper, I have no special lenses or accessories, my camera is very simple and it's usually best to leave the setting on auto.

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