Warm and Wet

With our usual sense of timing, our first day in Cape Town was the hottest of the summer (mid-30s) and ended with the first rain they had seen for weeks.

We woke about 10am more or less recovered from the journey, but feeling the heat. This wasn’t typical weather for Cape Town — very hot and no trace of a breeze.

Darling daughter wanted to show us around ‘her’ town and we went to Observatory for breakfast at Mango Ginger, her local bakery and eatery.

It felt very much like a student area, in fact you could have imagined yourself on Eccleshall Road in Sheffield or in Didsbury, Manchester, if it hadn’t been for the sunshine. Some great old cars too, like the Lancia above.

I’m not sure I would have chosen french toast croissant with bacon and honey, but I took my daughter’s recommendation and it was fantastic.

A trip into the city centre probably wasn’t the brightest move given the heat and we eventually took refuge in the air-conditioned shopping mall on the waterfront. (More images on the photoblog)

By the time we headed back, the clouds had begun to gather and crash and then the rain began to fall which seemed to make the locals giddy with joy.

Back to Obz for dinner at Trenchtown, a Jamaican restaurant. A couple of cocktails each and lashings of grub (Caribbean lamb and rice for me) all for £10 a head.

Plus there was live music — a Bob Marley tribute duo and three South African lads who played drums and a didgeridoo of all things. Very ethnic!

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  • Yorkshire Pudding 5th February 2011

    Sounds like a nice lazy start. Just what you needed after the long journey. The warmth must feel like soothing ointment after what we experienced in December.

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