]The most prominent feature in Cape Town is Table Mountain. As you fly-in at night it is the black void among the lights of over 4 million people in the greater Cape Area. In the daytime it is a visible mountain from anywhere in the region. It’s quite literally a large mountain plopped in the middle of a large city that ranked 110th of the world’s largest cities in 2008.
I had been waiting for the conditions to be right for us to go. Often the winds can be fairly high on top of the mountain or it is covered with a “table cloth” of clouds. Several times we had wanted to ascend to the top but chose to wait for better conditions.
A Near Perfect Day
Finally the weather became ideal for a trip to the top and Mattie McLaughlin (her husband, Dave, was the Chairman of SACM for many years) was going to join us.
After checking on the new container building’s progress we headed to the mountain. The sun was shining with calm winds.
We purchased our tickets and took the next available cable car to the top as we watched the ground grow distant.Read More