Thursday, 15 September 2011

Penguins, whales and seals

Its great being on holiday!  We arranged to meet up with friends for lunch today on the way to see the African Penguin colony at Boulder Beach - one of only three mainland colonies in the world.   It was great to see our friends, eat lovely seafood and watch Southern right whales and Cape fur seals frollicking in a sparkling ocean right in front of the restaurant. (The Harbour House, Kalke Bay - I'd thoroughly recommend it.)  The seals have learnt an amazing trick of clapping their flippers to encourage visitors to part with food.

Our lunch ran over a bit and we left three hours later, so the penguins will have to wait. But that did mean more time for our return journey along the stunningly scenic Chapman's Peak Drive and sunset over the South Atlantic.

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