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Apr 8, 2007 - Easter Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa

Some time before 7 a.m. the ship moved from the bunker fuel port to the passenger terminal...we never heard a noise. We woke up to a gorgeous sunny day. This was the first of two days we spent in this WONDERFUL area. St. George's Anglican Cathedral had invited 100 QE2 passengers to their 10 a.m. Easter service and Gretchen signed up for it. The entire choir loft had been reserved for the group, a marvelous location on the second story just over and to the right of the main altar. During the service, our group was welcomed and recognized by...

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Feb 9, 2007 - Weekend up the west coast: Saldana, Paternoster & Langebaan

Although it seemed like it would be a rainy and cool weekend, I pushed myself to get out of Cape Town and venture up the west coast of Western Cape. I had heard that it would be a very different ecosystem and way of life - and believe me, it was! Very desert-like, with only low lying shrubs (mostly dried up and brown), nice harsh coast line that reminded me of Canada's east coast and small fishing villages. I drove just over an hour to the small town of Saldana. Located in a huge bay, this town wasn't the most interesting place I've seen....

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Sep 18, 2006 - La tierrra de los pinguinos africanos

Hoy fuimos a ver a los pinguinos. Son unos pajaros vestidos de esmoking, muy elegantes. Solo en esta region se encuentran estos pinguinos, y por lo tanto se llaman pinguinos africanos. Hacen un ruido muy extrano parecen burros. ee jaaaa. Muy chistosos estos animales. Uno puede nadar con ellos si quiere, yo no me anime porque hacia mucho frio. En el camino vimos muchas ballenas. Paramos en el camino a los pinguinos porque se veian desde la carretera, tuvimos que bajar un caminito y pararnos en la via del tren para verlas,en eso que oimos...

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Sep 2, 2006 - Arrival in Cape Town

Just arrived in Cape Town - after 30hrs of commuting. Unfortunately without my luggage. Am spending the night at a woman who works at Habitat who came and picked me up from the airport. It's nice to be in a home and not a hostel. It's cool outside - kind of a funny contrast with the palm trees. The scenery is so far beautiful. I'm exhausted. sleep and refreshing myself is what's on the adjenda for now. I begin work tomorrow morn at 10. wow...south africa...can't believe i made it.

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