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Day Five – Southward bound and the turn for home

27th September 2011

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Last night we met a couple of guys from the UK who had come down from Cairo on their motorbikes. It was their summer holiday between terms and they had nothing better to do! Naturally they carried all they needed in their panniers; I laughed as I produced cold beers from our onboard fridge (I did have to move the selection of cold meats and cheeses before I could get to them though.) Anyway the best thing is one they were called Jim and Humphrey. I’d never known a Humphrey before today, he was a terribly nice chap but with a name like that I doubt he was educated in a state comprehensive...

So off we went all of a few km’s to the most southern tip of Africa. Not to lose the romance but it looked a little like any other rocky shore line and once again plans for swimming the ‘two ocean traverseTM‘ were shelved; mostly because it was choppy but a little bit because the water was bloody freezing. We did have a paddle though and I’m proud to say we straddled the two oceans like we were riding a naughty stallion. However with the repeat avoidance of ‘crazy’ swimming adventures, we’re clearly not getting any younger. Content with that, we popped to the Cape Agulhas lighthouse for a tour and some morning tea. (The scones were average but the tea was nice.)

After Agulhas we had to turn for home. The only way out was north so this is it; we’re on our way! The afternoon was spent on a cliff overlooking Hermanus Bay. From our lofty position we watched Southern Right whales doing back flips in the ocean. Proper boss.

Later on we made it to Cape Town where we met Alasdair and Emma and went for dinner in a restaurant called La Colombe in Constantia. It was very, very, very nice. Five courses all paired with wine and a chap called Roussouw seemed to like it so much he gave it three stars. (I’m told that in the restaurant business that’s very good. I’ve stayed in three star hotels before and their food is normally average, I’ve even seen a lad behind the counter in McDonalds’ with four stars on his badge so...)

Back home we had a few catch up night caps and called it a day.

Posted by ibeamish 11:43 Archived in South Africa

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