Wow, time is running sooo quick it´s unbelievable.. (again)
But before i start i have to tell a quite funny story. I had my directional with me an my board bag was 6,7 feet, more than 2 Meters.
We arrived at the airport and the first words we heard from an unfriendly 1,60 m guy was: “How long is that board bag, we will not carry it if it´s longer than 1,90 m!” He didn´t even asked where we are going. He was just yelling to me.
I was thinking shiiiiitt and than he “tried” to measure the bag. He was unable to reach with his tiny body the upper section from the board bag (was upright on the trolley). I was thinking again, shiiiiiit, i have to leave my bag in germany…
The best part after all: After he finished “measuring” and calculating (took a couple minutes) he decided, that the bag is 1,70 m.
I was thinking, “how stupid…”, and had problems not to laugh. But yeah..
This year we shared a beachfront house with 8 People in Small Bay. I enjoyed the stunning view every day and it´s nice to wake up with the sound of some waves coming in. (or the sound of some drunken housemates)
Actually we were partying a lot and went kiting as much as possible. We met nice people and made some new friendships.
But we met evil people as well. So we got attacked by a girl with some high heels, a friend got robbed on the beach and ended up naked. (this one is more funny than sad actually)
But in the end we all survived.
A absolutly must if you visit Cape Town is a trip to the chrystal pools.
Four or five Pools are situated a bit up in the mountains, nice to swim or dive from the rocks.
After appr. one hour walk you reach one of the bigger pools. If you want to go to the highest one, you will walk probably 2,5 hours (all in all).
The start is next to Gordon´s Bay. You just follow the R44 next to the beach and after you passed a white bridge you park your car and start to walk/hike.
Cape Town is a special place with a kiting scene which is probably quite unique in the world. The prices raised a bit since the world cup. But you can still live cheap if you want.
So we payed for a Car 3000,- Rand (ca. 300,- Euro) p.M. which is still quite cheap. For the house we spent less than 10 Euro p.P. / per day. All in all a good deal, especially when you have a look in which conditions you can ride with almost every day wind. From 30 days we had max. 5 days no wind. Or even less – can´t really remember.
I really enjoyed the time in Cape Town 2011 and had a lot of fun.
Thank´s to the Dudes.
For now i will spend two month in Fuerteventura, Spain. My first impression (had my second day today) is already nice. I´m really looking forward for some new adventures, experiences and people.
Then, in May i´m back in Kiel and hopefully the summer will kick in already.
Than my plan worked and I survived the winter 2010/2011 without a radiator.