ON THE ROAD TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Thank you Catherine. We also felt bad for the Zebra. The Zebra was attacked by the Hyena.
Gilly, that Beef Wellington was delicious. The art pieces by Ardmore are very unique. We went in the store last evening and one artist was working on one of them. It's such a good cause and also as you note would provide a nice memory from sailing this area of the world.
Thank you Bill& Carolyn, we are glad you are enjoying the blog and will be sure to give your best to Claudia.
We saw lots of wildlife on yesterdays tour. This included:
Red Spur File Bird, Cape Glossy Starling Bird, Egyptian Goose, Haded Bird, Ostriches, African Hoepoe Bird, Blacksmith Lapwing Bird, Elephants, Buffaloes, Red Hartbeast, Zebras, Kudu, Warthog, Hyena, Black-backed Jackal, African Land Snail, Flightless and numerous Dung Beetles.
We are including a few additional photos and two more video from yesterday.
Last evening, we had a pre-dinner drink at the Avenue Saloon where we were taken great care of by Bartender Afzal.
It was nice to hear and share experiences with others about what they did in Port Elizabeth and also hear from others who returned from overland trips.
These are the dinner menus from Waterside where we had dinner.
We enjoyed three courses.
We began with an appetizer from the Modern Cuisine menu of Roasted Portobello Mushrooms followed by salad. For our main course we chose the Fresh Local Sea Bream Fish from the Modern Cuisine Menu.
The Sea Bream is a thick and firm fish. It was not our favorite fish but it was enhanced by the items that accompanied it.
Before we left Port Elizabeth Captain Giske spoke from the bridge and said the sea might be choppy. The good news is last evening they were not as rough as we expected and we slept well.
We began the day as we normally do. While Keith still has muscle awareness (code for some pain) he returned to the Elliptical Machine for a nice workout. It was nice for him to get back on the Elliptical Machine. We followed this with coffee and breakfast and then we both walked inside the ship.
The daily Reflections program noted that the guest laundry facilities would be lots from 12 Noon today until midnight, Thursday, March 14. In anticipation of the closure, Keith did all of our laundry early this morning. The closure is likely because when the ship is in port it does not make water as that is done when the ship is at sea. We have several days in Cape Town as this current segment of the World Cruise comes to an end and the next Segment begins.
With an arrival time of 7:00 PM to Cape Town, this was a sea day in terms of enrichment and other activities.
There were three lectures. Ken Rees spoke about the History of Cape Town and South Africa. World Affairs Lecturer Daniel Silke spoke about the critical issues facing South Africa. The final lecture of the day was given by Robert Caskie who spoke about the Battle of Isandlwana which took place on January 22, 1879 which resulted in the Zulu history over the British.
It was a good day to stay inside the ship. A couple of photos from our room. It was rainy/windy and one could hear the howling of the wind. During his morning talk from the bridge, Captain Giske said he expected that the weather would improve and later in the day the Sun might come out. Unfortunately, no Paddle Tennis for Keith.
We both enjoyed lunch at Marketplace and are relaxing on-board Serenity.
Following is the daily Reflections program from today.
Anne Marie & Keith