Every once in a while you have a weekend that shocks the system with the sheer amount of amazing things that go down. This weekend was one of those where all the stars alignned, the moon was blue and the weather played it’s part. I suppose it literally was a once in a blue moon occasion.
The weekend started off on Saturday morning with a paddle in the Century City Canals and I can’t think of any better way to kickstart a weekend. The canals surround a bird sanctuary and the amount of baby chicks and the variety of birds is really something to savour. A quick 60 minutes later and I was ready to tackle anything, even the crab that was chilling in the boat house.
Later that day we got some snacks ready and headed for the rugby, Western Province vs Bulls, and what a match it was. Firstly we got to sit in a box with an amazing view and endless amounts of food & drinks and secondly WP annihilated the Bulls with a final score of 42-6 with an old school-mate of mine Damien De Allende making his first appearance for the senior WP team and scoring, what a champ!
Sunday morning had a similar start to Saturday with a 15km paddle along the canals. I was pretty buggered but after a quick breakfast and shower I was ready for the next adventure, a catamaran trip/marine eco-tour around Table Bay. There where so many dolphins, seals & penguins cruising around that I lost count. The weather played it’s part and it was an experience I won’t forget anytime soon. If you want more information about the boat trip & the V&A Waterfront’s Spring campaign, in which you can win awesome experiences like this, scroll to the bottom of this post.
After the marine eco-tour we headed to Ocean Basket to grab a bite to eat before heading home for some relaxation time. In the evening we had a braai to cap off the weekend South African style and even managed to sneak in a quick drive to the Seli shipwreck in Tableview which had moved and started leaking oil a couple of nights earlier.
I can confidently say it was the best Spring weekend I’ve ever had and one I won’t forget anytime soon.
The V&A Waterfront have launched a really amazing Spring campaign in which you can win prizes such as the marine-eco boat tour, a bicycle tour around the city & a cooking with fynbos day package.
Other prizes are an introduction to whisky tasting at the Cape Grace’s Bascule Bar, a tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum, a beer tasting at Den Anker, a Victorian Hot Towel shave at Mr Cobbs, a display entitled ‘Finding Meermin’ in the Maritime Museum, an historical Walking Tour of the V&A Waterfront, a scuba dive in the Two Oceans Aquarium Kelp Forest or I&J Predator Exhibition and trips from the city centre to the Waterfront on the MyCiTi bus.