We finally came down off the mountains and I had made a lunch reservation at The Restaurant at the End of The Continent
The views were exceptional, in fact they were even better than usual for this venue
After lunch we continued along the coast.
The weather was so good that even the Ostriches were out for a walk at the sea
As we continued we saw many handsome Hartlaub’s Gulls. Although the distribution for this Gull extends all the way up into NAmibia, half of the total population is found in the greater Cape Town area. They are so common around Cape Town that it is difficult to believe that this is one of the rarer gulls found in the world.
Later in the day I took this photograph of a pair of beautiful African Black Oystercatchers. Only after I took the photograph did I notice the Southern Right Whale in the background!
The whale turned out to be a mother with a newborn calf and they swam abreast of us for a long time. Eventually as we ascended the mountain once more, we could see both of them more clearly below. Adult female Southern RIght Whales are larger than the males and can grow to a length or 17.5 metres and a weight of 85 tonnes. At birth the babies are 5.5 metres long and weigh a mere 1,000 kg. They drink about 100 litres of milk per day and gain about 55 kg of weight per day!
We weren’t the only ones enjoying the view of the whales from the cliffs. This Rock Hyrax appeared to be whale watching too
As the group tackled the steep ascent, I looked back and had a magnificent view back along the route we had walked,
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