Cape Town, South Africa Thursday, November 3rd 2005
After 17 hours of travelling and a flight that just wouldn't stop, we landed safely at 2.30 AM in Cape Town. Apparently we were not the only ones coming here to (wind)surf. I think there where some 15 or more multi boardbags coming out of the plane. Although the plane was late, we where picked up by Michele, who I contacted through e-mail. On the way to our apartment, Michele and her friend told us more about the Cape and where we are staying. Our apartment is really amazing, looking straight on to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison.To the left of it, you can see the Table Mountain, which really looks like our home Table Mountain. (Although slightly bigger) Right in front of our doorstep, there is a swimming pool, with waterfall. About a 300 m walk down, there's the beach, where prettybig swell is hitting the kelp and the rocks. We woke up around 10 and took started walking towards the North and found Big Bay, one of the most popular windsurfing beaches. There was a bit onshore wind, but a small swell and the water looked inviting. (But I'm sure it's freezing cold).After a nice SA breakfast with "boerewors" we walked for about 45 minutes South to a surfshop for some cold water wax and a sim card. Armed with the cellphone, we found a Beetle for hire, so hopefully tomorrow we'll have some wheels.