18 August 2015

southernmost tip!

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the boy has this thing for extreme geographical points (for example, we got engaged at the very westernmost point of the continental united states). so when we learned that the cape of good hope was not the southernmost tip of africa, he decided we simply must drive the nearly four hours southeast to cape alguhas, the actual spot where the indian ocean becomes the atlantic ocean. the drive was beautiful, and standing at that southernmost point was actually way more exhilarating that i thought it would be – the incredible landscape and outrageous sunset didn’t hurt. it was totally worth the journey just to see ian’s look of glee above (^^)!

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^^ charming seaside towns on the way around the coast of south africa ^^
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^^ we could see the cape of good hope, where we had been they day, in the distance! ^^
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^^ we drove through lots of beautiful vineyards on rolling hills. felt like northern california! ^^
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^^ and then this is where it started to get exciting :) ^^
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^^ and the excitement continues to build… ^^
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he was a happy boy.

we somehow timed our arrival at cape alguhas perfectly…the golden hour was so delicious, and as the sunset unfolded bit by bit, we watched in reverent awe and enjoyed being together. we were the only people there for a while, and then just about four other tourists stopped in and then left before the sunset got real good. we had that extreme geographical point all to ourselves! :) it was so peaceful and beautiful. we felt so blessed. IMG_0034IMG_0039IMG_0050G0391236IMG_0054IMG_0055IMG_0061IMG_0063IMG_0067IMG_0070IMG_0069IMG_0079IMG_0090

we drove back up to the little town of gansbaai, where we were staying overnight before our adventure cage diving with great white sharks the next morning. we found this bed and breakfast last minute and we ended up being the only guests there that night, so we had the entire place to ourselves! and the sunrise in the morning from the deck told me that the day ahead was going to be a good one. indeed it was – ian’s favourite day of the whole eighty, hanging out with huge sharks. that’s coming next!

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4 comments :

  1. Now that you live in Europe, you could see Cabo de St Vicente, the most South westerly point on mainland Europe. It is in Portugal, Algarve which itself is worth visiting. There also is a food truck which sells the last bratwurst before the U.S.. Though my husband said that it wasn't the best bratwurst. But on the other Hand you get a certificate.
    So basically, the Algarve is pretty.

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  2. Love the photos. Such a cute photo of you two doing the kissing dip-- almost could be a statue. :)
    Love the sunset photos. Such a fabulous trip. LA in WA

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  3. Love the photos. Such a cute photo of you two doing the kissing dip-- almost could be a statue. :)
    Love the sunset photos. Such a fabulous trip. LA in WA

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  4. Fab pictures! I guess we didn't make it to the end so It's great to see what was there! It is amazing that you were farther south in Buenos Aires than you were there. The earth is amazing1

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