Baboons, Ostriches, Penguins…oh MY!

Today, we three musketeers went on a tour of the Cape Peninsula that took us to the southwestern-most end of Africa.  We could see Antarctica from there (if we were Sarah Palin). Seriously though, it is the next landmass you would reach from that point. Our guide, Zudain, made sure that we didn’t miss a thing.

 

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Our first stop, Duiker
Island to see the seals frolic. 






  
  
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Our first stop, Duiker Island to see the seals frolic.

Proof that we made it to the
(almost) end of the earth. 






  
  
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Proof that we made it to the (almost) end of the earth.

It was unreal how close we
could get, but you definitely wanted to be in your car.  Apparently, baboons will MESS YOU UP… 






  
  
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It was unreal how close we could get, but you definitely wanted to be in your car.  Apparently, baboons will MESS YOU UP…

 …but, Ostriches will take
you DOWN.  This one literally stalked our
car and pecked at us through the window. 
Melissa said, “Bring it!!” And, also got this great shot. 






  
  
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 …but, Ostriches will take you DOWN.  This one literally stalked our car and pecked at us through the window.  Melissa said, “Bring it!!” And, also got this great shot.

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 The real highlight was
seeing the cast of Happy Feet sunning themselves between takes.  Well, the African bus and truck version (i.e.
the touring company).   

   

The real highlight was seeing the cast of Happy Feet sunning themselves between takes.  Well, the African bus and truck version (i.e. the touring company). 

 

What a day!  The lion sleeps tonight...but, Melissa beat
him to the punch. 






  
  
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What a day!  The lion sleeps tonight...but, Melissa beat him to the punch.