As you go down the Cape of Good Hope there is a stopping place
for viewing, eating, and of course, buying souvenirs.
Here's the view to the West.
My scanner doesn't do justice to the color at all. And the air was
wonderful ! We were so lucky with the weather--three beautiful days
in a row--apparently a rarity in Cape Town.
Here's the view to the east with the four intrepid travelers.
On all the rocks, and on most of the cars in the parking lot, there
were baboons lounging around. They were very bold.
Frank's polarizer filter on his long lens proved itself here. The
Cape baboons had a rougher longer coat than the ones we saw further north. This one
is on top of the restaurant.
These two kept leaning over to see if someone might drop something or offer
them a snack, which is mightily discouraged. They can be quite dangerous. The fellow
sweeping up trash in front of the restaurant put his broom to his shoulder like a gun and
these two ran screaming off, which makes one wonder how they learned that!
Baboons are such a part of the Cape that there is even this great bronze statue of them.
Knowing the senses of humor of some
of my readers, I wish there was more space between the baboons and this shot of
Bill and me! It was such a lovely spot that we couldn't resist having our
picture taken so near the end of the land and the end of the trip.