Cape Town – Day 1

Thursday February 2nd – Day 29

Today is changeover day – the end of the first segment – so we have to say goodbye to old friends that we’ve met on other cruises and goodbye to new friends that we’ve met on this first segment. We will miss you and hope that we meet again on another Seabourn cruise.

The wind is still blowing so hard this morning that the cable car to Table Mountain is closed – but the tablecloth is still on the mountain…..hope it clears tomorrow so we can see the flat top properly.

Spent the morning walking around the V&A Waterfront (Victoria and Alfred). This is so named because Prince Alfred the son of Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone here in 1860. It is a fascinating place with hotels, museums, shopping arcades and many restaurants and bars. It is also the place to book boat trips and helicopter flights…not in this wind though!!

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Back to the ship looking forward to our noon day cold Coronas only to find that this time there really are no Coronas left onboard…shock horror!! we had to ‘make do’ with Grolsch…it’s not the same and the ritual has been broken but we have been promised there will be some tomorrow when the new provisions are unpacked and cooled.

Spent the afternoon sunbathing on deck and watching the ‘newbies’ come aboard but also a lovely surprise to see old friends joining the cruise as well…lots of hugs and reunion kisses.

Had an early dinner on The Patio Grill then walked down to the V&A Waterfront to see it in its evening splendour. The bustling waterfront was full of people eating and drinking and the Ferris wheel  was lit up in silver lights against the clear night sky. It was a fabulous sight …sorry no photos as I forgot to take my camera.

Really wish I had taken my camera because we met John, the cruise director, on his way back to the ship carrying a large white plastic deer in his arms…what’s all that about John?…we’ll find out later and let you know….and I’ll ask around and see if I can get a photo from someone.