Luckily, it was a beautiful day. Here are some photos I took.
|Cape Town has palm trees.|
|Table Mountain, as seen from downtown Cape Town.|
|I saw species of birds I didn't recognize.|
(It's an Egyptian Goose, thanks Jan G.)
I was watching some boats manoeuvre in the harbour, and I noticed a line of bubbles coming my way. Sure enough, I saw a big seal gracefully swoop by under the water.
After the Waterfront, I headed to the Iziko South African Museum and accompanying Planetarium. At the front desk, I was afraid to ask how much it cost. He said admission to the museum was R20, but for R25 you could also see the planetarium. For those keeping score, that's about CDN$2.50 for the museum, and an extra 65 cents to see the planetarium. That's crazy cheap, especially considering how big this museum is. In North America, I would expect to pay at least $20.
Here is a tiny sampling of the sights.
|Blue whale skeleton|
|When I saw this cute little primate, I immediately heard a tiny voice with an English accent, "Please, sir... might I bother you for another crust of bread for me mate?"|