With some time to kill, this post consists mainly of pictures of our “lovely hike.” Table Mountain is Cape Town’s crown jewel. Many hiking paths criss-cross this spectacular mountain- each giving a different perspective on the equally fantastic views. But, if you are a mid-50s guy who is somewhat out of shape and don’t’ have five hours to spare for the “easy trail” to the top, you can simply use a meat tenderizing hammer on your testicles and then google “views from table mountain.” Whatever works for you.
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain sitting on the south side of Cape Town. The flat portion is 2 miles across. The cliffs and rocks are scenic as heck from a distance. No matter where you are in Cape Town, Table Mountain looms above.
We planned the hike for Sunday morning so we would not be alone on the trail. Locals told us it was best to be at Table Mountain during busy times due to some crime on the trails recently. All we saw were happy folks hiking a fairly easy trail along the base of the mountain. Well, that was true until we came to the fork in the road, which is where the happiest people all seemed to continue along the base of Table Mountain.
Once on the initial path to the top of Table Mountain, there were only occasional groups near us. This next path was pretty rocky and we spent a solid 45 minutes watching our feet with every step. And then this happened at the next fork in the road.
Back to boat stuff soon. Promise.