Howard and Jo Chambers

Birmingham - UK

6 November 2007

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I met Howard and Jo at the President Hotel and after becoming acquainted we set off on a morning tour of Table Mountain which would include an abseiling adventure off Table Mountain.

 

Jo and Howard atop of Table Mountain

 

Doing the Table Mountain shuffle JJ

 

On top of the mountain with Camps Bay in the background

 

Jo in two minds as to whether she wants to sigh the indemnity to want to abseil or not.

 

 

Howard signs up.

Jo says "Oh what the heck I'm not scared of a short drop off Table Mountain!"  JJ

 

Getting kitted up

 

 

Howard has a last practice run on terra firma

 

And off they go......

 

Walking to the cliff edge with a huge fogbank coming in towards the mountain

 

Jo and Howard in orange helmets starting out on the abseil

 

Here we go!!

 

Howard goes first

 

 

 

Howard giving all a last wave. JJ

 

Jo (top) and Howard abseiling off the Table Mountain ledge

 

 

 

Jo abseils down the mountain in heavy mist

 

Jo reaches the first (and last) ledge

 

 

A close up photo of Jo going down the moutain

 

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Safe and sound at the bottom Table Mountain with Lions head in the background

After our journey up Table Mountain we returned to the President Hotel where Jo and Howard took it easy for the rest of the day.


Day 2

Cape Peninsula

 

We stopped in at Newlands Cricket ground on our way to Cape Point

 

 

 

Enjoying waffles at the Galley Restaurant in Fish Hoek

 

 

 

With Just Nuisance in Simonstown

 

At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach

 

 

Coming off the rock ledge at the Cape of Good Hope

 

 

At the Cape of Good Hope.


This was a fantastic tour for me to do as Howard and Jo were two wonderful people to tour with.  They were down to earth type folk who enjoyed all around them as we travelled through the Peninsula and on top of Table Mountain. As can be seen from the pictures the abseil experience down Table Mountain was an adventure second to none. Overall we had a great journey together and I enjoyed the whole event just as much as I suspect that Howard and Jo did

 

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL

HOWARD AND JO.

A HUGE thank you for your very generous contribution to the people of Kayamandi