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FRIDAY - SATURDAY - APR. 15-16


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CAPE TOWN AFRICA

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We rounded the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain came into view. The Cape is also called Cape Storm, and as we sailed south on Friday the winds increased dramatically.

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The winds increased from the southeast but the sky remained totally clear and beautiful.

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The rock formation is called the Twelve Apostles.

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Cape Town nestles below Signal Hill and Table Mountain, flanked by Devil's Peak and Lion's Head.

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The winds steadily increased to about 65 miles an hour causing the Port Authority to close the port to all ships.

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The Pilot boat struggled to get close enough for the pilot to climb aboard and then leave after the port was closed.

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We had spent the night comfortably floating in Table Bay and the next morning in the beauty of the sunrise the cloudy "tablecloth" on Table Mountain was tinged with pink.

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This exhausted pigeon flew onto the ship and took refuge from the wind.

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The port was opened as the winds lessened somewhat around noon on Saturday. Crewmen struggled at the bow of our ship to attach a cable to the tug that would help us through the port entrance.

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Posted by Swenigale 09:16 Archived in South Africa

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