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Travel Blogs from Camps Bay
... for him I noticed a tattoo on his arm that read "Mr. Crime". Our healthcare workers told us how he used to do drugs, pass out, and land right on his head. We thanked him for allowing us to help and he gave us a very firm handshake on the way out. Our next stop was an HIV patient. (Don't worry we wear gloves and take extra precautions!) Right before we went into her house Taylor saw a man that she wanted to check on. She had checked on him last week and he had ...
(although I felt like I was being bellowed at) Good Morning Mrs Henderson and
Miss Cilliers”. This was just a taste of the British influence that dictates
much of the routines in the school. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying
anything against it, only that it was one of the first real indicators that I
was definitely not in the Canadian school system any more. The rest of the day
sped by as I had a chance to ...
... Mountain. It was a HOT day and we had to park ages away from the ticket booths. Jack jumped the queue (THANK GOD) otherwise we would have waited hours just to buy the ticket! Once at the top we had views of the whole of Cape Town. It was so beautiful.
Once back at the bottom we drove to a small suburb called Bo-Kaap where all the houses are painted bright colours. It was a ...
... a block long, and the overflow parking lot full of buses.
The tour then wound around Cape Town downtown to see Parliament, the 17th century fort (now museum) built by the Dutch East India Company, along the harbor and up Signal Hill for the 12-noon cannon firing. Today was the 64,872 consecutive firing of an 18-lb shot cannon which has been on-site since 1794. The ranger gave me the spent cartridge that was used to fire a 2-1/2 kg bag of gunpowder that ...
... to throw in a few photos so you get a bit of a visual.
I hope that this finds all of you happy, healthy and having a great start to 2012. I can't believe that it is almost one third over. Where does the time go?
I love knowing what you guys are all up to, and since you don't have travelpods to keep me in the loop it means that you have to write me a note and tell me. So please do that. I would love to hear from you :-)
Hugs to all.