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The Penguin Walk 2014… The Planes, Trains and Automobile Version…

March 19th, 2014 · 9 Comments

This past week was the Annual Penguin Promises Walk organised by the Two Oceans Aquarium and Penguin Promises. The official walkers walk all the way along the Southern Cape coast… they walk all week and eventually end up at Boulder’s Beach in Simonstown. They welcome walkers along the way and it is our family tradition to join them on the last stretch of the walk. Well this year, with all our daily ambles, we found it to be a really easy walk. I have to say we had so much fun, there were plenty of distractions and we didn’t notice the distance.What a fabulous day out…

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So we set off, always worried that the walkers are going to catch us and fly past us… we gave ourselves a little start…

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And then found ourselves way ahead, with plenty of time on our hands…

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So we stopped to look at the historical landmarks and read all the information boards put up by the historical society… I am all for being tourists in our own town…

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We took a look at the local fishermen’s beach houses…

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And decided that they might be nice for a weekend away!!!

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And we partook in our new and favourite sport this past summer…


Train Spotting

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That’s what happens when you read The RailWay Children and start taking daily walks beside the train tracks over the summer…

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Waddle for a Week

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And then they caught up with us, familiar faces from years gone by.

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And they were a little distracted…

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The Navy Festival

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And Planes… An Air-show!!!

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Back to the Waddle

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And just a little stopping of the traffic…

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And a walk through all the artwork in town…

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A couple of photographs…

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And we made it…

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Boulder’s Beach

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We were treated with a visit to one of our favourite Beaches… it does look like paradise…

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And little friends to welcome us… because this is all about the penguins…

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And one very happy walker… recovering!!!

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But we walked some more… along the boardwalk…

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Past these serious little fellows…

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And their friends…

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The Penguin Colony

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Penguins as far as the eye can see…

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Incredible really…

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And because by now our feet were feeling the pain… we were given a ride to the station…

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And a little entertaining on the platform…

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And a long, long, long, long wait for the next train…

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the weekend of the Navy Festival and the whole of Cape Town was avoiding the traffic and crammed onto the trains…

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Little people always seem to find a good spot…

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And home again, home again… until next year…

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mrs FF // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Beautiful! I also love being a tourist in my home town. There gems to be discovered when one is intentional about it

  • 2 Marcia (123 blog) // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Love all the photos of the planes and of the penguins and of all the (little) people – couldn’t resist all the p’s.

    Hood no. 4 looked very dapper :)
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  • 3 se7en // Mar 19, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Thank You Mrs FF… Yes, we love traveling so much and often the best places to travel are right at home. It is so easy to forget to explore at home… but you really do have to be intentional about it!!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulous week!!!

  • 4 se7en // Mar 19, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Oh Marcia… you would have loved the walk and taken dozens and dozens of photographs!!! And yes Hood #4 loves his suit, and wears it every day but an invitation to dress like a penguin is just his best, irresistible!!! Dapper indeed!!! One more day and the weekend is here, thinking of you.

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  • 6 katepickle // Mar 23, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Wow! Look at all those penguins on the beach!!! How Cool!!!
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    Looks like incredible fun
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