Cape Town


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Bye bye Capetown!

Bye bye Capetown!

So, shall we go to Africa tomorrow dear?

So, shall we go to Africa tomorrow dear?

"From Reading to Heathrow we´ll get you there..."

"From Reading to Heathrow we´ll get you there..."

"...Rail Air"

"...Rail Air"

Lorna sorts out the tickets in the check-in queue at terminal 3.

Lorna sorts out the tickets in the check-in queue at terminal 3.

In TGI Fridays. Air side. Lorna with a mixed starter and cocktails

In TGI Fridays.  Air side.  Lorna with a mixed starter and cocktails

And a pint of vodka to calm my nerves

And a pint of vodka to calm my nerves

20 hours later we find ourselves in a hotel room

20 hours later we find ourselves in a hotel room

A hotel room with a motorised shutter in the bathroom!

A hotel room with a motorised shutter in the bathroom!

A trip to the Waterfront that afternoon started with Dragon Boat Racers

A trip to the Waterfront that afternoon started with Dragon Boat Racers

A big crane

A big crane

The Victoria dock

The Victoria dock

Table mountain hogs the background of every picture you take in Capetown

Table mountain hogs the background of every picture you take in Capetown

We like that boat

We like that boat

Woolies!

Woolies!

The Alfred dock

The Alfred dock

View from the swing bridge

View from the swing bridge

The swing bridge swings

The swing bridge swings

To let this understated catamaran through

To let this understated catamaran through

It´s a weird mix of styles this place

It´s a weird mix of styles this place

Lorna and Table Mountain

Lorna and Table Mountain

Seals!

Seals!

Still more seals

Still more seals

More seals

More seals

That nice boat again

That nice boat again

We went on this boat and it was very nice. Sailing is great fun ;)

Street Jazz

Street Jazz

Some dancing men

Some dancing men

These drinks cost about 2.50

These drinks cost about 2.50

"It´s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A"

"It´s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A"

Architecture

Architecture

Dan gets annoyed by a man selling boat trips

Dan gets annoyed by a man selling boat trips

And again

And again

Note the "tablecloth" in this picture

Note the "tablecloth" in this picture

A boat in dry dock - the waterfront is still a working harbour

A boat in dry dock - the waterfront is still a working harbour

Fishing boats

Fishing boats

The SAS Somerset

The SAS Somerset

Lorna by night

Lorna by night

A crane

A crane

Dan

Dan

Harbour taxi stop number 4

Harbour taxi stop number 4

Lights

Lights

This cat laser beamed us with it´s cosmic eyes

This cat laser beamed us with it´s cosmic eyes

Walking past the shipyard one day I noticed this ship getting broken up

Walking past the shipyard one day I noticed this ship getting broken up

We´ll monitor it´s progress as we go through the holiday

We´ll monitor it´s progress as we go through the holiday

Lorna and Table Mountain again!

Lorna and Table Mountain again!

Not a bad gaff

Not a bad gaff

On that nice boat with the brown sail for a champagne cruise

On that nice boat with the brown sail for a champagne cruise

We like it

We like it

On our way out of the harbour

On our way out of the harbour

Fishing boats and whatnot

Fishing boats and whatnot

The big ships go in another dock over there

The big ships go in another dock over there

Passing the harbour entrance

Passing the harbour entrance

Champagne!

Champagne!

A big ship and a little ship

A big ship and a little ship

This boat is rigged

This boat is rigged

February sails

February sails

Lorna adapts easily to a life of champagne and yachts

Lorna adapts easily to a life of champagne and yachts

There´s tourists on the starboard bow

There´s tourists on the starboard bow

The captain took this for us

The captain took this for us

Now you see him

Now you see him

Now you don´t!

Now you don´t!

Now you see her

Now you see her

You get the idea

You get the idea

Bored of this game now

Bored of this game now

She´s back

She´s back

Heading for the Lion´s Head

Heading for the Lion´s Head

Back in the harbour we see some fishing equipment

Back in the harbour we see some fishing equipment

One of those ships that they launch the cool submarines from

One of those ships that they launch the cool submarines from

The harbour wall again

The harbour wall again

More fishermen. Interestingly enough, nets are illegal in SA waters, so all fish are caught with a line. Bet you didn´t know that!

More fishermen.  Interestingly enough, nets are illegal in SA waters, so all fish are caught with a line.  Bet you didn´t know that!

The Alfred dock again

The Alfred dock again

A nice yacht that I want

A nice yacht that I want

Birthday present hint

Birthday present hint

Sealed with a kiss

Sealed with a kiss

Interestingly enough, seals really smell...

Interestingly enough, seals really smell...

...I guess it´s all the fish they eat

...I guess it´s all the fish they eat

That boat again. Off with it´s poop deck

That boat again.  Off with it´s poop deck

They are cute though

They are cute though

BLOWTORCH! Only men will enjoy this picture

BLOWTORCH!  Only men will enjoy this picture

I want to play!

I want to play!

Lorna at the pub

Lorna at the pub

Smile please!

Smile please!

I like beer, even this foreign muck!

I like beer, even this foreign muck!

Her and me

Her and me

Table mountain again. Let´s climb it!

Table mountain again.  Let´s climb it!

Lorna and a muffin, waiting for the bus to the cable car

Lorna and a muffin, waiting for the bus to the cable car

Cape Town is big, but it´s not too dense. Just like me

Cape Town is big, but it´s not too dense.  Just like me

View from the cable car station. Not even half way up

View from the cable car station.  Not even half way up

The Lion´s Head

The Lion´s Head

The cable car goes a long way up

The cable car goes a long way up

Scared of heights?

Scared of heights?

The City Bowl

The City Bowl

Up we go!

Up we go!

It´s more of a lift than a cable car

It´s more of a lift than a cable car

Lorna on the cable car

Lorna on the cable car

The beach. First we´ve seen of it so far

The beach.  First we´ve seen of it so far

Lorna at the top of Table Mountain

Lorna at the top of Table Mountain

It´s a beautiful place

It´s a beautiful place

Reminds me of the Peak District, but on a larger scale

Reminds me of the Peak District, but on a larger scale

Looking over the edge. Most people stay within two minutes of the cable car

Looking over the edge.  Most people stay within two minutes of the cable car

More mountains in the distance

More mountains in the distance

Lorna sets off for a little walk in the baking heat

Lorna sets off for a little walk in the baking heat

Flowers

Flowers

Far from the madding crowd

Far from the madding crowd

Cuts through the middle of the mountain, though it can´t be seen from the city

Cuts through the middle of the mountain, though it can´t be seen from the city

A gorge

A gorge

Crazy people walk up this way

Crazy people walk up this way

There´s the path

There´s the path

Africa is North

Africa is North

Where does the ground go?

Where does the ground go?

Lorna looking tall

Lorna looking tall

The Lion´s Head again

The Lion´s Head again

Cliffs

Cliffs

Cape Town

Cape Town

Spot the Lorna

Spot the Lorna

More scenery

More scenery

The Lion´s Head, City Bowl and Robben Island

The Lion´s Head, City Bowl and Robben Island

Quite a drop. Don´t jump!

Quite a drop.  Don´t jump!

Cliffs

Cliffs

There´s a bird of prey in this picture

There´s a bird of prey in this picture

That birdie again

That birdie again

Filming the birdies is hard work

Filming the birdies is hard work

Stairway to heaven

Stairway to heaven

Flowers again

Flowers again

Desolate

Desolate

More flowers

More flowers

On our way back

On our way back

A last look over the edge

A last look over the edge

The cable car station

The cable car station

And one goes down again

And one goes down again

Here comes a car

Here comes a car

Lorna poses on the brink

Lorna poses on the brink

CABLES!

CABLES!

More "men-only" pictures

More "men-only" pictures

A Rock Dassie, Rock Rabbit, Hyrax or Little Hairy Elephant

A Rock Dassie, Rock Rabbit, Hyrax or Little Hairy Elephant

Probably the coolest animal on the planet, it lives in cafes where it likes to scare Japanese people

Probably the coolest animal on the planet, it lives in cafes where it likes to scare Japanese people

More Cliffs

More Cliffs

The other car goes up as we descend

The other car goes up as we descend

Back at the car park

Back at the car park

Lorna waits for the bus home

Lorna waits for the bus home

A mouse-eye-view

A mouse-eye-view

View from our table at the local chip shop

View from our table at the local chip shop

Make mine a squid and chips

Make mine a squid and chips

That crappy looking boat is operated by the annoying man I spotted earlier

That crappy looking boat is operated by the annoying man I spotted earlier

Seagull

Seagull

Lorna looks at me in a seductive way while I munch squid rings

Lorna looks at me in a seductive way while I munch squid rings

We threw them a chip

We threw them a chip

Seagull

Seagull

Lorna in my hat

Lorna in my hat

Seagulls

Seagulls

Me in my hat

Me in my hat

On the way back home there´s time to see how the boat´s getting on

On the way back home there´s time to see how the boat´s getting on

Slowly it disappears

Slowly it disappears

Street view near the hotel

Street view near the hotel

The hotel. Next to a BUILDING SITE! Call Watchdog!

The hotel.  Next to a BUILDING SITE!  Call Watchdog!

Lorna and her little dinner

Lorna and her little dinner

Yummy!

Yummy!

I´ve never seen anyone eat so much meat!

I´ve never seen anyone eat so much meat!

Afterwards we stop off for a pint at the pub

Afterwards we stop off for a pint at the pub

The only brewery on the waterfront. They make a bitter that beats Boddingtons and Worthingtons but is still a little rough

The only brewery on the waterfront.  They make a bitter that beats Boddingtons and Worthingtons but is still a little rough

I´ll go and get some to show you

I´ll go and get some to show you

Bosun´s Bitter it´s called

Bosun´s Bitter it´s called

Though I opted for a Newcastle Brown

Though I opted for a Newcastle Brown

Yum

Yum

Next day at the Castle Of Good Hope

Next day at the Castle Of Good Hope

Lorna poses in the grounds

Lorna poses in the grounds

The oldest building in South Africa you know

The oldest building in South Africa you know

Inside it´s quite plush

Inside it´s quite plush

Some kind of ceremony is about to start

Some kind of ceremony is about to start

These fellows are off to unlock the gates

These fellows are off to unlock the gates

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the world´s smallest cannon

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the world´s smallest cannon

BANG!

BANG!

Lorna in the grounds

Lorna in the grounds

Me in the grounds

Me in the grounds

The governor´s swimming pool

The governor´s swimming pool

Rather nice really

Rather nice really

Cannon and on and on

Cannon and on and on

This cafe sells the nicest scones in South Africa

This cafe sells the nicest scones in South Africa

Did you notice Table Mountain?

Did you notice Table Mountain?

Standing guard

Standing guard

The moat

The moat

A shaded avenue (complete with film crew)

A shaded avenue (complete with film crew)

The town hall

The town hall

Cape town architecture

Cape town architecture

More of Cape Town

More of Cape Town

Dutch style... ...I mean the building...

Dutch style... ...I mean the building...

The houses of parliament. Though government sits in Jo´ burg for 6 months of the year

The houses of parliament.  Though government sits in Jo´ burg for 6 months of the year

It´s a nice place

It´s a nice place

Stopping for a coke

Stopping for a coke

The Purple Turtle in Cape Town is just as nasty as the one in Reading

The Purple Turtle in Cape Town is just as nasty as the one in Reading

Church

Church

Street

Street

Lorna in the street

Lorna in the street

Table mountain

Table mountain

In the park

In the park

A statue

A statue

The company gardens used to be a farm for the Dutch navy, now it´s a nice park

The company gardens used to be a farm for the Dutch navy, now it´s a nice park

Back towards the crowds

Back towards the crowds

Full to bursting with squirrels

Full to bursting with squirrels

What on EARTH is THIS? Honestly, what is it??

What on EARTH is THIS?  Honestly, what is it??

Lorna in the bathroom

Lorna in the bathroom

Lorna at the pub

Lorna at the pub

Little monkey Dan

Little monkey Dan

Lorna

Lorna

Lorna

Lorna

Dan (with sunburned face)

Dan (with sunburned face)

Dan (with wine)

Dan (with wine)

Outside the pub

Outside the pub

Another navy ship, this time on the Victoria dock

Another navy ship, this time on the Victoria dock

That nice boat again

That nice boat again

They have cranes just like this one in Sunderland. Though Cape Town is nice and Sunderland is shi...

They have cranes just like this one in Sunderland.  Though Cape Town is nice and Sunderland is shi...

Docks and fishing boats

Docks and fishing boats

Lorna on the boat to Robben island

Lorna on the boat to Robben island

Fast boat make big spray. Ginger man get much wet

Fast boat make big spray.  Ginger man get much wet

At last we´re far enough away to fit the whole lot in

At last we´re far enough away to fit the whole lot in

Arriving at Robben island. Former prison for "political prisoners"

Arriving at Robben island.  Former prison for "political prisoners"

Getting on the bus

Getting on the bus

Robert Sobukwe, one of the first men to act against racism, used to be kept here

Robert Sobukwe,  one of the first men to act against racism, used to be kept here

The limestone quarry where prisoners worked, with only basic tools and regardless of the weather for several hours a day

The limestone quarry where prisoners worked, with only basic tools and regardless of the weather for several hours a day

The cave is the toilet, where prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, conspired and erm... ...used the loo

The cave is the toilet, where prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, conspired and erm... ...used the loo

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

Quite a swim to the mainland

Quite a swim to the mainland

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

Dan

Dan

Bring me a tray of cape towns would you love?

Bring me a tray of cape towns would you love?

Get back on the bus now

Get back on the bus now

World war 2 guns were built to protect Cape Town. Though they weren´t completed ´til 1947!

World war 2 guns were built to protect Cape Town.  Though they weren´t completed ´til 1947!

Wrecked

Wrecked

There is wildlife in this picture

There is wildlife in this picture

And more wildlife

And more wildlife

As with many prisons, escaping was strongly discouraged

As with many prisons, escaping was strongly discouraged

The guide for the bus-based part of the tour was funny, well spoken and generally great

The guide for the bus-based part of the tour was funny, well spoken and generally great

The prison buildings

The prison buildings

"F Block" would have housed over 70 men

"F Block" would have housed over 70 men

The exercise yard

The exercise yard

Lorna does some exercise

Lorna does some exercise

Nelson Mandela spent 19 years of his life in this cell

Nelson Mandela spent 19 years of his life in this cell

The exercise yard again

The exercise yard again

He probably used this sink too, though only at weekends, as bathroom visits were only allowed at 12 noon, when prisoners were in the quarry

He probably used this sink too, though only at weekends, as bathroom visits were only allowed at 12 noon, when prisoners were in the quarry

Nelson Mandela, one of the worlds greatest politicians, had a poo on this toilet

Nelson Mandela, one of the worlds greatest politicians, had a poo on this toilet

The guide for the prison tour was once an actual prisoner. His tales of the torture they suffered were a bit horrible

The guide for the prison tour was once an actual prisoner.  His tales of the torture they suffered were a bit horrible

Penguins!

Penguins!

You may ask why they are in a bush on a prison island, but they wouldn´t tell you. Penguins can´t speak English you see...

You may ask why they are in a bush on a prison island, but they wouldn´t tell you.  Penguins can´t speak English you see...

The bus was old and broken. Reminds me of the one in "The Italian Job"

The bus was old and broken.  Reminds me of the one in "The Italian Job"

Getting back on the boat

Getting back on the boat

Lorna poses with the SA flag

Lorna poses with the SA flag

Bye bye to Robben island

Bye bye to Robben island

There it goes

There it goes

Picking up speed

Picking up speed

There´s the flag again

There´s the flag again

A big bad ship and some tugs

A big bad ship and some tugs

Meanwhile, back at the shipyard, things are going well

Meanwhile, back at the shipyard, things are going well

There go some bits that they´ve sawn off the ship

There go some bits that they´ve sawn off the ship

Lorna in the Green Dolphin. One of the nicest restaurants on the planet

Lorna in the Green Dolphin.  One of the nicest restaurants on the planet

Lorna poses outside

Lorna poses outside

Ostrich. One of the nicest meats on the planet. Though it must be eaten very very very rare

Ostrich.  One of the nicest meats on the planet.  Though it must be eaten very very very rare

Looking pensive

Looking pensive

Glass of wine

Glass of wine

A fish at the Two Oceans Aquarium

A fish at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Another fish. This one is the best one I think

Another fish.  This one is the best one I think

A jelly fish

A jelly fish

Yet another fishy

Yet another fishy

"Does this tank of jellyfish make me look fat?"

"Does this tank of jellyfish make me look fat?"

A nasty looking fish

A nasty looking fish

An evil dragon fish

An evil dragon fish

Crabs

Crabs

Penguins

Penguins

Spider crabs I think

Spider crabs I think

Standing around doing nothing

Standing around doing nothing

Who´s the daddy?

Who´s the daddy?

Swimming penguin

Swimming penguin

Lorna liked this one

Lorna liked this one

Fetching food for the missus

Fetching food for the missus

Spot the birdie

Spot the birdie

Fishes

Fishes

Little freshwater jobbies

Little freshwater jobbies

Big fish

Big fish

SHARK! Argh!

SHARK!  Argh!

Kelp forest

Kelp forest

I want one of these in my house

I want one of these in my house

Predators

Predators

More predators

More predators

Feeding the turtle

Feeding the turtle

Crocodiles

Crocodiles

Remember that annoying bloke with the boat trips? Well there he is

Remember that annoying bloke with the boat trips?  Well there he is

In the green shirt. I HATE HIM

In the green shirt.  I HATE HIM

To celebrate the start of the cricket world cup

To celebrate the start of the cricket world cup

Idiot

Idiot

View from the window on a non-so-nice day

View from the window on a non-so-nice day

Next to a BUILDING SITE!

Next to a BUILDING SITE!

They don´t sell this in the UK

They don´t sell this in the UK

Lorna

Lorna

Dan

Dan

People

People

Dan and Lorna

Dan and Lorna

On a tour of the cape

On a tour of the cape

Mountains

Mountains

More mountains

More mountains

Beach

Beach

Lorna

Lorna

Boats

Boats

On a little boat trip to an island of seals

On a little boat trip to an island of seals

Turn right at the "Laughing Lobster"

Turn right at the "Laughing Lobster"

Mountain viewed from the sea

Mountain viewed from the sea

There it is again

There it is again

And again

And again

It was rather choppy

It was rather choppy

What´s that brown on the rocks?

What´s that brown on the rocks?

Lordy lord! It´s full of seals!

Lordy lord!  It´s full of seals!

I hope we don´t crash

I hope we don´t crash

They look cold and miserable

They look cold and miserable

They can´t swim off though, ´cos they´re molting

They can´t swim off though, ´cos they´re molting

More seals

More seals

One´s just gone for a swim

One´s just gone for a swim

Bye bye seals

Bye bye seals

Crazy Gordie girl with no coat on

Crazy Gordie girl with no coat on

Heading back

Heading back

Windswept

Windswept

At the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

At the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

They have one of every plant that grows in South Africa

They have one of every plant that grows in South Africa

Good grass too

Good grass too

Though the weather could have been better

Though the weather could have been better

Misty mountains

Misty mountains

Lorna posing under a tree

Lorna posing under a tree

More of that grass

More of that grass

A flower

A flower

My new Windows backdrop

My new Windows backdrop

Tropical

Tropical

Tree ferns are the best plant in the world

Tree ferns are the best plant in the world

A gorilla

A gorilla

A little stream under some trees

A little stream under some trees

Four grillaz

Four grillaz

More flowers

More flowers

Quack

Quack

A few waves on the beach!

A few waves on the beach!

Me

Me

But the weather´s clearing up

But the weather´s clearing up

Lorna

Lorna

We do like that view

We do like that view

More of those penguin dudes

More of those penguin dudes

On Boulders Beach

On Boulders Beach

They live here you know

They live here you know

Lucky them!

Lucky them!

Lorna poses with a penguin

Lorna poses with a penguin

P... p... p... pick up a penguin...

P... p... p... pick up a penguin...

Look! A penguin crossing

Look!  A penguin crossing

The humans are allowed on this beach

The humans are allowed on this beach

<strong>A BABOON!!</strong>

<strong>A BABOON!!</strong>

On the railway up to cape point

On the railway up to cape point

Up we go

Up we go

Weeee!

Weeee!

That over there is the Cape of Good Hope

That over there is the Cape of Good Hope

That´s Lorna

That´s Lorna

The lighthouse on Cape Point

The lighthouse on Cape Point

More white horses

More white horses

It´s a long way down

It´s a long way down

Dramatic

Dramatic

Lorna

Lorna

Crazy Australian tourist dices with death

Crazy Australian tourist dices with death

More tourists

More tourists

Lorna

Lorna

Land!

Land!

Dan

Dan

The way down

The way down

Dan again

Dan again

The lighthouse from below

The lighthouse from below

Lorna on the way down

Lorna on the way down

Walking down

Walking down

The Cape of Good Hope again

The Cape of Good Hope again

Lorna

Lorna

Almost there

Almost there

There are a million Japanese children in the way of a good photo

There are a million Japanese children in the way of a good photo

Fat Englishman

Fat Englishman

A different sign

A different sign

Aha! They´ve gone!

Aha!  They´ve gone!

Fat Englishman

Fat Englishman

Ostrich!

Ostrich!

Lorna at the last photo stop of the day

Lorna at the last photo stop of the day

Still cloudy over there

Still cloudy over there

Cape Town

Cape Town

There´s a prison down there

There´s a prison down there

Our little group

Our little group

Big innit

Big innit

Lorna posing

Lorna posing

Next day at the beach at Camps Bay

Next day at the beach at Camps Bay

The photo doesn´t illustrate the 200 mile an hour winds

The photo doesn´t illustrate the 200 mile an hour winds

It´s nice though

It´s nice though

Two of the &quot;Twelve Apostles&quot;

Two of the &quot;Twelve Apostles&quot;

On the wine tour we stopped off at this horrible little hovel

On the wine tour we stopped off at this horrible little hovel

Vineyards in the background

Vineyards in the background

It´s just so nasty!

It´s just so nasty!

Wine making equipment. Insert grapes here

Wine making equipment.  Insert grapes here

Pulping and straining and whatnot

Pulping and straining and whatnot

Barrels of wine

Barrels of wine

First purchase of the day was a Chardonay

First purchase of the day was a Chardonay

Stellenbosch is a nice little town

Stellenbosch is a nice little town

Architecture

Architecture

Lorna

Lorna

Oak trees on every street

Oak trees on every street

Architecture

Architecture

It´s 40&deg;C today so shade is vital

It´s 40&deg;C today so shade is vital

Jumping in the stream

Jumping in the stream

Lorna doing some straddling

Lorna doing some straddling

A church

A church

The Beatles weren´t around that day

The Beatles weren´t around that day

The Ha Ha bar in Stellenbosch is smaller than the one in Reading

The Ha Ha bar in Stellenbosch is smaller than the one in Reading

Trees and architecture

Trees and architecture

Walls

Walls

Trees

Trees

Bamboo

Bamboo

Vineyards

Vineyards

Thousands of ´em

Thousands of ´em

Monument to French settlers

Monument to French settlers

There it is again

There it is again

The last vineyard on the tour

The last vineyard on the tour

Lorna with the next set of purchases

Lorna with the next set of purchases

Cheetah!

Cheetah!

Want one of these too!

Want one of these too!

What you lookin´ at?

What you lookin´ at?

Grooming

Grooming

I really do want one

I really do want one

&quot;Be a good cheetah and stop sitting on your brother´s head&quot;

&quot;Be a good cheetah and stop sitting on your brother´s head&quot;

Babies

Babies

Too hot to complain though

Too hot to complain though

Not much left of that ship

Not much left of that ship

The clock tower on the waterfront

The clock tower on the waterfront

Lorna next to a huge black weapon

Lorna next to a huge black weapon

Lorna poses with the wooden geezer

Lorna poses with the wooden geezer

Some figurehead or other

Some figurehead or other

A crane by night

A crane by night

The waterfront by night

The waterfront by night