After the marathon day of the 28th, the 29th is one of our rest days, so all the "none morning" people slept in and only started surfacing at around 9.30 which for me is like the middle of the day, because the weather was overcast and raining, spending the day on the beach was not an option neither was going up Table Mountains, so those who wanted to fish went off to fish, and those who wanted to shop went down the road for about an hour to a beautiful little fishing village called Hermanus
which is famous for its whale viewing which unfortunately finishes in November so we were not fortunate enough to see a whale here. The town is beautiful little cobbled walk ways, with tiny little shops, selling everything from candles to helicopter trips, the place is beautiful........... so beautiful that we found ourselves a little coffee shop called Memories and sat and watched the world go by from there. We were there for about 4 hours and apart from doing all the whaling museums, I just love museums and art galleries we actually only got to do about a block of the shops because of the sheer number of shops. We had just been in an amazing beach shop all done out in blue and white and on the way back to the cars for the trip home, we saw a beautiful "shop" exactly like the beach shop all done out in the blue and white. Lorraine was first one in the door and I was right behind her and we were looking at the picture on the wall and Lorraine asked whether is was for sale, a gentlemen sitting on a chair said, "This is my house I live here"......... did we laugh all the way to the car. We then realised we should have suspected something when we went in and he was sitting with a beer in his hand, we thought he was just chilling waiting for his wife..........
The 30th up early and today was the day that we hit Cape Town, firstly to the V & A waterfront,
then to the Castle
then to Green Market Square
and then to The Company Garden , and then to the Eastern Bazaar for supper, which we had to eat the traditional way with our hands...... not sure whether that is for me.
and then to the flea market on the main street at 5pm they close off Adderley street and it becomes a flea market and at 8.30 the Christmas lights
go on, the to Mitchells Plain to meet Wayne's Mom and then home just after 12, everyone exhaused but what a day. We wanted to do Signal Hill and the Noon gun as well, but there was a fire on the hill and no traffic was being allowed through although we did get some amazing pictures of the helicopters and crop sprayers trying to put out the fire.
31st was a chill day, with just a trip to a little town near by Kleinmond, to get some groceries and then off to the Stand to set off fireworks to let the New Year in, which was quite an experience, there were some young adults setting off fireworks which turned out to be quite an experience as they obviously had none, firstly one of the girls turned towards the people while holding a live hand held firework, everyone ducked and screamed, quite hysterically I might add , then they set off a flare which was really beautiful, then they set off another flare, which was caught by the wind, and blown under a car, which caught fire, thank goodness the fire engine was on the beach so the fire was put out with minimum damage........... now I remember why I dislike fireworks so much..............................
Then the 1st of January, the weather was perfect and so the cable car on Table mountain was open,
so off we went ( without a bath I might add because their was no water there was a burst pipe, I very uncomfortable feeling to be sure) what an experience nothing can describe what it looks like you can almost see the entire coast line,