Cape Town Deco Lodge
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At one very moving stop, near the restored museum that once was the Slave Market, we saw black memorial stones that listed the names of slaves who had no known graves.
Rico our guide, ...
First we woke up and went to Twelve Apostles. The Twelve Apostles are twelve rocks that are close together and are very pretty. You can hike them or just walk around the bottom of them. We got up early so we could hike up the mountain and watch the sun rise. It was really worth getting up extra early. Lots of great views and neat things to see. Great place to take cool pictures of the scenery and with family/friends.
Then we went ...
... for Paul who, it turns out, has a fear of heights). Parking turned out to be fairly easy thanks to a tip from Reggie, the concierge of our house, but when we walked up to the ticket gate we were informed that they were shutting down for the day due to windy conditions (after the group in front of us has just gone). Bummer. We were all pretty disappointed (Paul may have secretly been doing a slight happy dance inside) but figured we would make another trip ...
... in dramatic ungrammatical prose. When I came back, I discovered the car charger was gone. I marched off to ask the night manager if he'd taken it. He told me he'd kept it in the glove compartment, but somehow it disappeared from there. I realized now that I'd been a victim of crime not just once but twice. Double bummer, welcome to South Africa. After consulting my freediving instructor and his wife, I went off to get the car repaired on my own dime, versus ...
... I went to an actual juice bar with healthy juice, unlike Jamba, and it was fantastic.
Other than that, I just had a relaxing stroll on Long Street. Not much to tell really.
I went to the African Craft Market and got a TinTin carved statue, very cool, and a Zulu mask that smells horrid (I hope I can get that smokey smell out).