Marina staff had gone home but we negotiated the two lifting/opening bridges and motored directly to our assigned berth. There are many familiar boats here, including a couple from Australia. We’re all keen to get on the bus tour of Cape Town. Walter knows the city of course, but for Merel and I it’s new.
CT is just amazing. It is unlike anywhere else I have ever been. Some kind of mix between New York, Sydney and Hobart, with a good slice of African slums thrown in, if that doesn’t totally confuse you! It is very expensive for Africa – roughly Australian prices, but labor is a bit cheaper. This is a first-world city in every sense, except for the ‘informal settlements’ – squatter camps on every piece of otherwise unoccupied land. Fabulous sailing machines everywhere – rows of huge Leopards and Nexus cats up to 80’. Anjea is the smallest boat in the V&A marina.