March 30, 2013
|Our view of Lion's Head from Camps Bay|
I do wish I had seen the townships, though. There are places around Cape Town that have been set up by the government and many of the housing was built for free and people live in it for the cost of electricity if they want it. Archbishop Desmond Tutu would describe South Africa as the most beautiful place on earth, but also the most unequal. I wish I could have experienced the other side of Cape Town. We stuck to the wealthy, city areas for the most part.
|The wind in Camps Bay would blow these clouds|
off the top of Table Mountain and they
would dissolve in front of our eyes.
Most of the film crew had joined together to have breakfast and Minh came around as well. We had good conversation and a nice sit with one another as we enjoyed our last day of land food. There was talk of seeing a movie and also talk of going over to Haut Bay. We ultimately decided to compromise with the much closer Camps Bay to enjoy the beach and climb the rocks that hang out near the ocean.
I had a nice time at Camps Bay, but it was unreasonably windy, and we ended up settling for a run to the grocery store and a long lunch to escape from the wind. We enjoyed some mojitos and fresh fruit juice to celebrate our last day in Cape Town. I went for a butternut squash salad to say goodbye to fresh vegetables.
|We conquered the wind...then fell|
off this rock.
Because of the crazy-bad winds, the ship wasn't able to leave at it's expected 8pm, so we all had dinner out on the deck and then hung out together appreciating the stillness of the ship. We heard later that if we had left that night during the storm, we would have found ourselves back in 10 meter waves. I appreciate the choice to stay.