4.04.2008

First Day in Cape Town




Today dawned with bright blue skies, cotton ball clouds and perfect temperatures around 70. We walked 10 minutes to the Victoria and Albert (V of A) waterfront which is a massive complex of an actual working port, restaurants, shopping, and residential. Had some delicious English breakfast of classic eggs, meat, beans and tomatoes, all the while overlooking the port. We did some light shopping and headed to the downtown area to check out the famous Long st and Loop st. We found some great old school downtown buildings on lively one way streets. We browsed through some shops and markets and I checked out an internet cafe ( finally!). After pulling Vinnie and Adam away from the bar we decided it was time to conquer Table Mountain. But who wants to ride up a cable car?? Anyone can do that. We decided to hike up the 1050 meters ( 3360ft) through a gorge called Platteklip Gorge. After a 70 minute vertical scramble that almost killed Vinnie, we got to the top and were awarded some of the best views I have ever seen. We spent about 1 hour on top then headed back to our gorge and scrambled back down the mountain. Got to our place hit the showers and headed out to Clifton Bay for some seafood. We had a superb meal of Springbok Carpaccio, Calamari, and a seafood platter of prawns, fish skewers, mussels and assorted other goodies. Had a couple beers and headed back with one of the greatest days of our lives under our belts.

Next Post Cape of Good Hope and Surfing
as soon as I can...also I Promise I will get some pictures up we are having some technical difficulties :)

3 comments:

james said...

Damn muz!, you can write pretty good. it's good stuff. keep it up.
see you in aruba.
coleman

James R said...

..taking the hard way up Table Mtn reminded me of a quote:

"The best climber in the world is the one who's having the most fun."
-Alex Lowe

Sounds like you guys were all the best climbers that day...awesome.

John said...

Good Stuff bro! See you home soon, lots of pics please.

JCG