My sweet family knew I was definitely not up to a walk on the beach this week, so we headed out for a drive down the Cape Peninsula and a bit of a whale hunt.
False Bay is one of the best places in the world to casually view Southern Right Whales – we are spoilt I know!!!
Anyway we did see a couple of whales but they weren’t very photogenic and certainly didn’t make a blog post. So just follow us and see what we saw. This is looking down to Cape Point:
And here are a couple of locals – I see even they have managed to have their babies!!!
There was even managed a family photo…
On we went, thinking we could pop into Cape Point Nature Reserve and drive down to the actual point. It is supposed to be Free Week at South African National Parks, but what they meant was free before 11 in the morning…
Needless to say a quick glance at the price board meant that we turned around and kept moving on around the Peninsula. (R75 for adults, R10 for kids… R220. for an afternoon drive is just a bit steep.)
We had a look all rows and rows of African artifacts. Carvings, shells, and so on.
And then we had a look at the Ostrich Farm.
These birds are surrounded by Proteas:
And we saw a couple of very noisy Hadida’s these are the noisiest birds on the block – they sound just like their name… And my musical children spent the rest of the trip singing: “Let me take me to the Hadidah…” instead of “Mardi Gras.”
On we went…
And more sculpture:
On past Scarborough, Misty Cliffs and towards Kommetjie…
Past Slangkop lighthouse, the one homeschool outing we get invited to often – “Wouldn’t we like to join the tour?” Actually the thought of climbing 200 million stairs in an enclosed space with se7en children would be a resounding “No Thank-you.” Pregnant or not!
And through Kommetjie and a small detour past the ice-cream shop in Kalk Bay – not exactly on the route – I know!!! But some of us have needs!!!
So that’s a bit of our world!!! Hope you have a great weekend!