Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Last pics of the holiday...I promiss

We arrived back in Cape Town for the last 10 days of our holiday.  We still had a few things on the list that needed to be crossed off, but one day had to be a trip to Sea Point to let the children have a bit of practice on their new scooters.  It was another beautiful day and the walk along the sea front is always a pleasure.

Just a bit of action

Marine Art along the sea wall 

  We were also going to catch the open top 'Hop on -Hop off Bus' around Cape Town, but the day we chose everyone and his dog had decided this would be a great day to sit on a bus and the queue was so long we decided that a trip out to sea might be a better idea.  We chose well, the Catamaran trip was the best.  The sea was calm, the trampoline netting between the two floats was just the spot to sit and catch the sun and breeze.

Chosen boat for our trip

Sitting on the netting between the floats

All smiles

End of our journet

Mr D. and I also wanted a bit of a challenge, so we booked to go on one of the longest zip lines.  The total length is 2.7 klm.  There are 7 lines altogether, and the longest of the 7 is 700 meters which may not seem like a long distance, but just you wait to see the length of the line once you are strapped in!  I think the  time my pulse rate went up the most, was when we got into the 4x4 that took us to (almost) the top of the Constantiaberg Mountains....phew! The road (dirt track) snaked its way around hairpin bends, but of course we were all in good hands.  The guides are with you all the way to help hook you up to the lines, but you do have to do your own braking.......just don't brake too soon or you will be pulling your way along the line 'monkey style' -  building muscles but tiring!  Luckily Mr. D and I listened intently and managed to ride to end of each line.  The whole trip took about 2.50 hours and was such fun I would put it at the top of my list if ever I was going to repeat any of our adventures.

Ready for the off
Make sure that helmet fits

Mr D coming in fast

One of the 'paths' to the next zip line

Not sure about health and safety, but we were brought up in the 50's / 60's when there was none.

Children were not allowed on these zip lines, but they had their own further down the mountain.

Ready and waiting patiently 

Those logs are wobbly

Zip line is the best

All good things have to come to an end, and the holiday ended on the 12 January with our flight back to Birmingham.

Next time I promise a bit of sewing etc.


  1. Nothing beats seeing pics of family fun times. You do look the part in your harness and hat - looked great fun. Well done. Xx

  2. So much fun!! You all look great and I'm so glad you had all that fabulous weather!:)

  3. What wonderful fun but like you I would not have enjoy the drive up there. Well done.

  4. Oh Jo you guys had the best time Love your pics

  5. wonderful photo's and treasured memories I am sure