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... the water is and tries to encourage the rest of us to join her with a "it's not that bad once you are in for a bit" so we knew it had to be pretty darned cold).
Walking in the sand was a tad hot (maybe that's why Christine wasn't paying attention and walked straight into a puddle of mud?) and Christine and Aly lagged behind and eventually peeled off to head towards the shops and restaurants for some relief from the heat while Jen, Paul, Drea and ...
Chances are you've never heard of Fish River Canyon. I certainly hadn't. Yet it is, in fact, second in size only to the Grand Canyon. It was absolutely spectacular, and provided the perfect ending to our long list of landmarks.
Following Fish River Canyon, we travelled down to the Orange River, which was simply a stopover on the long journey south to Cape Town, although it is very beautiful and we stayed in a lovely campsite. Our final night was spent in Cederburg ...
... enthusiastic...we agreed on deferred activity. Then onto Robben Island, a powerful experience. We managed to catch a ferry back that brought us through sunset which at sea is pretty awesome. Tucked up in our wonderful hotel now with a port :0) and Chelsea in the background as J has been let down by Man Utd who promised action today but actually don't show up until tomorrow! ...
... these turned out to be rockslide tunnels, which we found quite interesting. After the short drive through the countryside we arrived at the park gates. We entered the park which greeted us with rolling hills, short shrub brush, and ocean side cliffs. The first stop was Cape Point, a lighthouse overlooking the transition of the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse was neat and had a little walk along a ridge to an overlook just past the lighthouse, ...
... pleasant - a little cooler but nice.
The hotel is very nice, we had excellent buffet dinner. There was a strolling flutist in the lobby.
In South Africa gas is priced similar to Ontario. But wine, beer etc seem to be less expensive. While we were touring Dubai Linda and her husband were doing wine touring in S Africa. They met us with several cases of excellent S A wine.
We are now 7 hrs ahead of Eastern Standard time.