Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Penguins are the most adorable things ever! I could have watched them and photographed them for hours. I was lucky we made it just in time to see a few of them. They close Boulders Beach around 6:30 pm in the summer, we got there at 6:00. I guess a few years ago there were only two breeding pairs left, but the colony has now grown to about 3,000 although they are still considered a vulnerable species. They used to be called Jackass Penguins because of the braying noise they make, they are now called the 'African Penguin', I think their new name is much sexier.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Cape point is close to the Southern most tip of Africa (the actual southern most tip is Cape Agulhas), we had a stunning Christmas day exploring the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, This part of the park is home to an array of fynbos, (native plants) over 250 species of birds, antelope, baboons, Cape mountain zebra, and ostriches. The beauty and vastness of this spot is so breathtaking. I kept saying to Jon, can you believe how gorgeous this is! Since we were so far away from family and friends it was good for us to go out and have an adventure instead of sitting at the flat moping.
More posts to come, with some animals in them.