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WONDERFUL CAPE TOWN

Date: 10th March 2009

 

WONDERFUL CAPETOWN

If only they could sort out the politics, poverty, crime and give jobs to all, Capetown would be a veritable Paradise.

Today a friend took me on a train from Kennilworth to Muizenberg - didn't ever think I'd travel on public transport here - their trains are on a par with our older underground trains.

Getting out at Muizenberg we were totally assailed by the salinity - the sea had a sort of light early morning mist on the waves - it was almost surreal.  Our walk alongside the Railway was partly on paths, partly on rocks and part on the beach.  We dunked ourselves in the sea at Danger Beach - it had a pretty rough surf but the water was surprisingly acceptable temperature-wise.  It would have to be for me to venture in.  Apparently there's quite a rip tide there and over a hundred years ago two sisters drowned there - hence it's name. But it certainly didn't look anything other than deliciously inviting this morning.  We sat on the rocks to dry and continued our walk to Kalk Bay where we had a Parisian breakfast of coffee and croissants.  It was such bliss I almost felt as though I'd died and gone to Paradise.

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