Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cape Point trip - Sunday 30th August

REPORT: A small but perfectly formed group managed a Cape Point paddle last Sunday and two new paddlers had the closest encounter with a Southern Right Whale I have ever been privileged to witness. We were sitting in some pretty choppy waters off the point admiring the view when the whale surfaced about 20 meters away from us. It blew a couple of times then dived. A minute or so later it surfaced and checked out our new paddlers from ooh, how can I describe this, right next to their double kayak! It then gently dived again in front of them, its tail descending into the water literally inches in front of their bow. A totally magical experience.

For the more adventurous paddler we will be going to Cape Point this Sunday. As usual the launch point is Buffels Bay in the reserve leaving at 9.30 but we will be meeting at Berthas car park at 8.45 and leaving from there. Please check this blog on Friday and/or Saturday for an update because any changes to the program will be notified there.
By the way if you have not purchased a Wild Card costing R215 which allows entry to Cape Nature sites then why not do so and save yourself some money. More info at http://www.capenature.org.za/wildcard.htm
You can also purchase a 12 times entry card for less than R100, mention of which I did not see on their web site.

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