Table Mountain. Wow.

Table Mountain is amazing, y’all.  Beautiful!  What a gorgeous day we got to go up there.  It was quite warm at the base; I was wearing a tank top.  At the top, 1,087 meters (roughly 3200 feet) it was considerably cooler and very windy.  I put a sweatshirt on right quick.

Robin was not up for the hiking idea and Martin wasn’t feeling real up to it so we took the cable car.  It was great because the floor of the car rotates as it moves so you get a 360-degree view as you’re going up and down.

So while we were up there we were able to hike around the top.  Martin has video that looks like I got really close to the edge to take this first photo, but I really wasn’t that close.  😉

This is the photo of the hiking path that we would have been on.  Hard to tell from here, but it was pretty steep.  I think we made the right decision.  I woulda been huffing and puffing for sure.  Especially since I haven’t been getting as much exercise as usual.

 

The path not taken.

Here we are at the top.

These little varmints were all over the place.  Robin said what they’re called, but I can’t remember (and she’s already gone to bed, so I can’t ask).  They were very unafraid of people, and hung out on the rocks, sunning themselves and eating the plant life.  So cute!

The views were simply stunning.  We took a couple hundred photos between us.  We’ll bore you with all of them when we get back.

Here’s just one sample of the gorgeous views from up there:

We got to spend the whole day looking at this stuff!  I tell ya, this “missionary” gig is tough.

While we were there, the clouds started spilling over the peak and creating this fog that just kept rolling over the edge.  It’s called the table cloth when it gets thick.  It didn’t get thick enough today, thank goodness, because we would have lost all those lovely views.  Plus it would have been even colder.  But it was really cool to look at and we even took some video.  We don’t have the bandwidth to put it up, though.

I’ve really been looking forward to this, but the day far surpassed my expectations.  What a gift!  I’m so grateful that we got a beautiful day, clear, and warm.  We are so blessed.

Tomorrow we go to Blikkies, to see the beauty that lives there.  I can’t wait to see Bern and Ashley and the kiddos again.

How did I get so lucky?

4 thoughts on “Table Mountain. Wow.

  1. Hi Kelly

    Wonderful post, again. Really enjoy your views of my country. The little creatures local name is Dassies

  2. Hi Kelly

    What a wonderful afternoon in Blikkiesdorp! I’ve found the book I told you about. It’s called the English Afrikaans Xhosa Zulu Aid by Isabel Uys. Published by Pharos. ISBN: 978-1-86890-036-7
    I hope you can find it and it will be of any help! Lovely to meet you. Cheers, Kim.

  3. Hi Martin & Kelly,

    I’m glad you guys enjoyed being here in Cape Town,(SA) to see our Awesome Table Mountain and some of the beauty of our country in real life and to experience our humble home in Symphony Way, Delft (Blikkiesdorp / Tin Town). Hope to see you guys in the new year God Bless.

    Love Ashley

  4. One more thing, sadly we will be say our good buys to Robin tomorrow at 11:00 / 11:30am may she have a safe and wonder ful flight…..

    Lekker Ashley.

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