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Travel Blogs from Hout Bay
... I am super excited for Ghana now :)
It is currently 12:35 AM and I am sitting out on the bow of the deck alone looking up at the stars and I am completely content and happy with everything in my life...I actually can not believe this is my life. I am so blessed. A lot of thoughts and emotions which I am happy I am
experiencing...this voyage is changing my life...I knew it would...I just didn't really know it would be this much.
... to take my earrings off or else they would swallow them. Also, if I were in the right place at the right time I could have ridden one, too. What?? When I come back I will definitely do this. Wayne says you can only ride them for about 100m because they're too fast to stay on. The other animal we saw was the African penguin. It's an actual type of penguin now, they've evolved into their own kind! They live on the coast and in the sand, and they rather enjoy this warm ...
... for us to go!
Further up this road, to the right we could see two Black or Verreaux's Eagles perched high atop a rocky cliff.
In the last stretch back to the camp one last time we saw a Wildebeest sprinting across the plain. It appears that the Waterbuck startled him.
Back at camp we were able to see two zebras at the watering hole and a tree squirrel on our route back to our tented room.
I admired our rocky and tree ...
... like a local. We got tickets for the hop-on, hop-off bus to get a feel for the city and circled the famous Table Mountain in the process. Commentary for the tour was taped in English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Zulu. Lunch was accompanied by 12 figs for 20 Rand ($2.50) bought from a roadside vendor.
An interesting stop was one of the townships ...
... stalactites. Then we visited an Ostrich Farm, where we learnt about the animals, their eggs (the size of 24 regular eggs in each, and can be stored open in the fridge for 14 days!), and Shelley actually rode one which had us in tears of laughter.
Then it was down towards the Garden Route, a famed route along the coast of South Africa. Along the way we drove through a pass which was longer than first thought (one of the girls was map reading :)). We entered on a ¼ tank ...