Jackass Penguins and the Cape of Good Hope

Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
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Trip End Jun 12, 2006


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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

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Today we rented a car, very cheap, $25 including insurance! We drove down passed the beautiful Camp's Bay and down to the penguins at Boulders Beach. That was pretty cool and we spend a good hour there checking out all the African penguins (although I prefer to call them by their old name, Jackass). Lots of little babies there that looked only a few days old. Some looked pretty funny as their mothers had managed to cover them all with sand. After we popped into Simon's town for some tasty fish and chips. The fish was hake and they even had salt and malt vinegar!



Back to the Cape of Good Hope in the afternoon and our first stop were some tidal pools. They were marked in the park guide as a top attraction, but we saw nothing in them! The tide was at least half way in though, so maybe that was why! Saw a couple of nasty looking Chacma baboons while driving through the park!



Back up to the Cape of Good Hope to see the magnificent cliffs and lighthouse and then on to the Cape of Good Hope.



The waves were starting to whip up against the shore of the Cape of Good Hope and it was looking very bleak and windswept. There was a bunch of people there with their bikes after having cycled all the way from Cairo over the last 4 months - maybe that will be a good trip for next year!



Went out for what was an OK pizza and a nice bottle of Pinotage at a restaurant close to our hostel in Sea Point that evening.
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