All posts tagged: Cape Town

Traveling to the Cape of Good Hope.

Notes from Yesterday. It’s early morning here in Cape town and the day is going to be busy. The mountain is grey still and when I finish this, it will be in bright sunshine. We drive on a very narrow road where hills rise to huge heights on the left. The ground drops hundreds of feet on the other side of the road to meet the foaming  turquoise ocean. Along the way we come upon beaches fringed with white houses, they  present a universal affluence. Ocean views give way to lush green pastures and small towns are nestled in tree lined valleys. Many of the houses in the more remote areas are very modest.  Towns with interesting names like Fish Hoek and Noordhoek. This area is unique, the mountains and prevailing ocean winds cause cloud vacuums and clouds burst through  the mountain cuttings like grey rolling blankets. Sometimes when we stop at a stop light, women approach the bus with white paper in the hand. I’m led to believe that it has their name and address …

You never know.

I thought I had completed my last blog for this trip. We woke to rain, rain, rain. That put paid to travel today. There is nothing worse that travel in the rain.I don’t do rain at all. Son Jamie is here in South Africa filming and we haven’t seen him for months now. He's just a few hours away and I thought we could finally make the connection today. But he was working and we had to finish some last minute things… It didn’t happen and I was feeling as if we had let him down. We completed our shopping, the last minute gift buying.. A hat for my collection, beads, bracelets and two more grandies gifts. Walking on the dock at the V&A waterfront we decided to go and photograph the 6 yachts that were competing in the round the world race. The air was electric. Crowds gathered along the shore to catch a glimpse of the boats and their crew. All in all, it was rather spectacular. The yachts are huge, the colors …