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... Finally we found a small troop in the distance picking fruit from some small trees. Unfortunately for me the Gopro camera is not ideal for distance shots so I captured a nice view of scrub land.
We arrived at Cape point and completed the 20 minute walk to the light house. Having completed the walk I was now standing on the southern most tip of Africa. Awesome.
From here we drove to the Cape of Good Hope, where J9 asked ...
... city core he provided us with some history of South Africa such as the Dutch settled here in 1652 and formed a "refreshment stop" for the Spice Route. In other words, they were farmers and started the wineries here at this time.
1688 French Huguenots arrived in the area and developed The wineries and brought their culinary skills to this country. 1795, the English arrived for the first time, won a battle or two and settled in a ...
... Community Center was opened up for them to stay the night. I was staying late coaching the U18 girls team as families began to enter the center. These people with no food or personal belongings were meant to sleep on the concrete floor of the basketball gym. People whose homes were burnt to the ground, were left with nothing and tossed aside with no support. A friend and I went to the grocery store after practice was over and loaded up on bread, meat and apples for the families to ...
... wall, but the remarkable thing about them is that they are made entirely of mosaic tiles of about 3/4 of an inch square - and are actually beautiful works of historic art.
Next, we visited 'The Diamond Works', which also cuts and polishes Tanzanite, which is actually much more rare than diamonds and is found only in Tanzania. Although much of it is now done by computers and lasers, we were able to watch artisans cut and polish diamonds, and ...
... these out including Robben Island. This Island is well known for the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela for 18 years.
Since the weather was hit and miss, just like Vancouver ;) rain, rain and more rain, we were limited as to some of the things we wanted to do.
I was able to do something that I've been wanting to do for a while, jump into a cage and then get thrown into the Ocean with one of the largest predators in the world...the GREAT WHITE SHARK!! ...