The social life
As I mentioned before.. this city has so much to offer.
Anywhere you go, Table Mountain is always present and the different views on the mountain will amaze you! The landscape changes every 20-30 minutes you’re driving and will make you think you’re in a different country every time.
I think I arrived there quite early as most of the sailors only came in after New Years. But seriously.. everybody from the PWA was there or either on their way there.. too many to mention: Max Rowe, Bubble, Sims, Max Matissek, Marco Lufen, Balz Müller, Maarten Van Ochten, Steven Van Broeckhoven, Tilo Eber, Andrea Rosati, Alberto Menegatti, Alice Arutkin, Jules Denel, Phil Horrocks, Graham Ezzy, Jamie Drummond, Jamie Hancock, Lena Erdil, Amanda Beenen etc. etc. etc. And even more non PWA sailors. One happy community!
I probably only went out once or twice. I would be so tired every night after sailing. But the times I did it was a good time. Especially New Years where all of us went to this open air concert in the Botanical Gardens with a view over the city and right next to Table Mountain. Amazing.
I don’t have the ability to windsurf all day everyday… I need to do other things to stay motivated. and in a place like that I really love getting out and visiting. I would often just get in the car and just drive around or wander around in town.
Some of the real highlights for me were the company gardens and walking up Kloofstreet and Long Street, Obs was also a really nice district.
Hiking is also a definite must do. For Christmas a lot of the sailors got together and we hiked up Lion’s head. It was an amazing view to see the city below you and after the sun went down the sky burst into purple and pink colours.
The second hike was up Table Mountain. No not the short route. The long one. 3,5 hours. I will say straight away that it was totally worth it but I definitely need to do something about my hiking skills. A few times I just wanted to lay down.. and stay there. It was really tough!
Lastly, wine tasting is a must and driving to Simon’s town via Muizenberg and Kalkbay is also a must! So many things to mention..