More Cape Town Sightseeing

Patrick and Ren

Patrick and Ren

Our daughter Ren and her boyfriend Patrick came to join us a couple of weeks ago. They flew into Cape Town, and after a long flight we took them back to the boat in Simons Town first. We had lunch in a restaurant on the coast overlooking the marina and they enjoyed the warm summer air, good food, and some live African music. Then they went to sleep on the boat for a few hours.

Top of the World (click)

Top of the World (click)

We spent almost a week in Cape Town doing the sights. First we took the coastline trip up towards Cape Town (which we did a few weeks earlier with friends from s/v Solace). Ren and Patrick were keen to do the hike up Lions Head and we had very good conditions so we made the attempt. I was proud to see Ren made the hike to the top with very little complaint. She has been exercising, and her boyfriend has been working out a lot during the last year. Table mountain was enshrouded in clouds, and the views were magnificent.
I took a 360 with Ren and Patrick in it and I generated a “little planet” projection of the 360 which makes it look like they are standing on top of the world!

Table Mountain View

Table Mountain View

We spent a day going to wineries, we went to see the Penguins in Simons Town, we went to the V&A waterfront and did shopping and had meals, we went to a Beer House in Cape Town to try local beers, and they got a taste of the cruising life joining in for dinners and drinks with sailing friends of ours. And, one of the highlights was our trip up Table Mountain. We ended up with a really perfect day – sunny and great visibility, and no wind. Make sure to see the pictures in the album below. We took the cable car of course, because the climb up the cliffs is crazy. Picture here shows Ren and Patrick with Cape Town behind from Table Mountain.

Patrick actually got a taste of “sea legs”. After sleeping on the boat the first night he felt a bit unsteady on the land the first day. But, probably the long trip by plane and sleep exhaustion had a little to do with it. We had hoped to take them out for a sail on Tahina, but the winds kicked up to 30+ knots so it wasn’t possible. The next day we were leaving to go to the Kruger Game Park – more on that in a later post.

The slideshow below gives you a taste of the wonderful weather, fun activities, and pictures of penguins.

Album with descriptions

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