Friday, February 10, 2012

February 4th – Sailing into Cape Town

Our arrival into Cape Town on a beautifully clear afternoon was as spectacular as ever – the flat topped Table Mountain looming over the city bowl, with the peaks of Lion's Head and the 12 Apostles for company – there can't be many better places to sail into than Cape Town.

With the cool wind blowing up from Antarctica it was a little chilly on deck, but once we'd docked and got out of the wind, the hot African sun really got to work – it was boiling.

We had lots of internet chores to do today, so we just went to the air-conditioned comfort of the malls at the sparkling V&A Waterfront, where we settled in for an afternoon of wifi in a bar/restaurant. As an added bonus, they also had the rugby on, so we got to watch England's brave new dawn start off with a bit of a whimper.