Don’t monkey around

Don’t monkey around

We had a wonderful day at Cape Point.  We arrived early and walked right to the top of the Lighthouse.  The sun was high but it was still very pleasant.  A warm breeze blew and we were excited to watch the two Oceans meet.

Its always exciting to see people from all over the world merge on this place and take their photographs.  When you look at the people you can see they are simply from everywhere.

After walking to the Lighthouse and then taking a gentle walk down, you have to have lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant, overlooking the Ocean and with terrific views across the sea.  Actually terrific views is rather an underestimation.  I should stay breath taking views.  Because it surely is exactly that.   Lunch or dinner will be a feast.  Sumptuous menu and lots of locally sourced fish.

“Don’t be tempted to get too near them but do keep you eye on them for they appear when you are least expecting it”

Now after this you have to go to the water and look for Baboons.  Don’t be tempted to get too near them but do keep you eye on them for they appear when you are least expecting it.  We went to walk along the shore with a few other people and to watch the Ostrich and Springbok.  Before we knew it we were surrounded by Baboons and with two of them sitting on our car roof, we knew we couldn’t make a hasty retreat either.

Sadly, the German couple who thought it would be fun to swim “ au natural” in the water had the indignity of the Baboons running off with their clothes.  Don’t worry, we helped them by giving them our towels until they could return to their car.  Their clothes, as it happens, were thrown further along the beach, but even returning to the car was difficult as the Baboons were everywhere.

Never leave your car or windows open… they will materialise out of nowhere and snatch whatever they can.

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