Location: Cape Town, South Africa

To my dearest reader,

Our morning on Argo started at a comfortable 6:30. As skipper, I fulfilled my duties, waking everyone in a lovely, calm manner. For breakfast, we had cereal and melon. We spotted an otter across the way while we were eating! Our chief mate, Gabe, graciously cooked us pasta salad for today’s adventures. At 8:30, we were off on the ferry to Robben Island. I taught Callum how to solve a Rubik’s Cube! 🙂 Robben Island is most famous for being the location of the prison that held Nelson Mandela for a major part of his sentence. Our tour was led by a former inmate Africa Hlapo. He explained the harsh conditions and unfair treatment within. Africa was imprisoned for 11 years for conspiracy against the government.

Following Robben Island, we had some free time to get some food and just relax. Many of my shipmates went ashore to get what sounded like a delicious seafood lunch. I went for a lovely coastal run. Quite a few people helped Gabe with the sails, and it was overall a smashing time.

In the evening, we hopped on a bus to the base of Table Mountain. The cable car provided a great view overlooking the city central. At the top, we did some mountain top exploring and saw an incredible sunset.

To end the night, Claire, Amanda, and Amanda made us hot chocolate, popcorn, cheese, and crackers. We finished the day with a squeeze. Tonight’s question was, “if you had to replace your fingers with something, what would it be?”.

Quotes of The Day!
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or their background, or their religion. People must learn to hate, and if they learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite” – Nelson Mandela

Freddie carrying chips
Soccer field in the prison
Touring the prison
Nelson Mandela’s cell
Will, David, Audrey, and Ellie with Aussie Style licorice
Table Mountain group photo