Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cape Agulhas

Day 369
41,437 km since the beginning of the journey

Cape Agulhas is the place you could not help visiting it, as it is the southernmost tip of the African continent and also the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Portuguese navigators named of the cape Cabo das Agulhas or Cape of Needles, because the magnetic and geographic north direction coincide here.Link

The southernmost building of continental Africa is a lighthouse, built in 1848.

There is a museum in the lighthouse and stamps with lighthouses -issued in different countries - were among other exhibited issues.

Something familiar - the Baltic Sea lighthouses caught the eye on former CCCP stamps.

Quality is not just the greatest thing as it was shot through the glass.

A view from the top. The Antarctic is already 6130 kilometres away

The last drivable kilometre until the southernmost spot.

Further on there is a path. And no need to go everywhere up to the stairs by car.


Actually - it is just one more place to have been travelled. A place of sort of aura that you look, take the time off for a while and realize that Africa ends here. Further on – just the empty sea and then the Antarctic already.

WhiteCap1Tunisia is Africa's most northern peak Ras ben Sakka is in Tunisia, but this place is practically unmarked, a few signposts show the right direction and there is nothing on the spot except rocky coast.

Tunisia 2010
Back to South Africa, some roadside pictures.

Neighbourhood Watch.


Next - to the direction of Cape Town.

And in Cape Town it is necessary again to be engaged with the visa extension activities. Having encountered here familiar Germans it turned out that they were doing the same kind of thing. Talking to locals they said that while going to Europe for holiday they also have to present a number of documents. So these requirements are not one - sided .

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