The weather was in and out clouds
and sometimes haze, so it was difficult to get quality pictures as we drove
around the hill of Cape Town. It was one magnificent view after
and another--Signal Mountain (I think!)
This is looking back at Table
Mountain from a lovely park on the southeast side of the city.
Zoomed in a little, you can see where the gondola goes up
to the top of Table Mountain, marked with red arrows.
Gaye went along with Marge and
Frank to the top. I don't 'do' swinging and simultaneously rotating
gondolas and decided I was mature enough to not give into peer pressure and just
said no to going up there on this trip.
Frank's view from the gondola
looking back at where they started, with the Atlantic in the background and
Robben's Island, of Mandela fame, to the left upper side of the picture.
Frank's view towards the top also
justifies his purchase of a polarizing lens when the clouds moved by
briefly. (Also justifies my not getting in that gondola.)
View from the top in the other direction. Pretty spectacular, huh?!?
I would have enjoyed being this
close to hyrax or rock dassie. Only about 20 inches/50cm long, they are
very cute even though they are related to elephants.
As it turned out, their timing was
perfect. Shortly after they came down, the gondolas stopped running
because the clouds came in and totally obscured the top of the mountain.