We arrived in beautiful Cape Town with majestic Table Mountain showing off its gleaming white tablecloth of clouds. We have six more hours in Cape Town than originally planned, due to having to skip Port Elizabeth. Today was the final day of the fourth segment of the World Cruise.
A heartwarming sign in a store checkout line!
We had a perfect afternoon in the Victoria and Albert Waterfront complex.
For those guys who don't like to shop
Table Mountain was almost clear for part of the afternoon, which was great for anyone going up to the top in the cable car.
Originally, Bishop Tutu (one of the Nobel prizewinners depicted by these statues), had been scheduled to be a guest speaker on the Serenity. He had had to cancel, a big disappointment for all of us.
Nothing better than friends, conversation.
At the end of the day: we've gathered great memories and look forward to two more days in Cape Town and Easter Sunday services at sea!
Good Friday was a full day in Cape Town at the start of the 5th segment of the World Cruise. Our Good Friday service was scheduled for late afternoon.
We hired a local guide who knew a great deal about natural remedies obtained from South African plants and trees.
We were in Kirstenbosch Gardens, a World Heritage site. This was a revisit for us, but we could certainly visit again and again, it is so beautiful!
Our visit to a local fishing village was a bit too late to get in on the early morning action.
A seal family hangs out here: I'm thinking they don't have to work hard to get a free meal!
Boulders Beach: home of the African Penguin
After our visit with the penguins it was time to return to the ship for the Good Friday service.
Saturday we sailed out of Cape Town, one of our favorite ports in the world, with a musical farewell from a local band.
We looked forward to seven days at sea (which is the amount of time it takes to cross the Atlantic Ocean to South America) and what turned out to be exciting and wonderful Easter morning services on our first day at sea.