"The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. It is believed to be the only commercial funicular of its type in Africa, and takes its name from the local legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship."
The Heart of the Cape, Hout Bay, was a delight. We took the fur seal trip to the island. The seals were basking in the warm sun on the rock as a breeze cooled the air.
Once we were back on the dock, a large fur seal caught my eye. Two old men were feeding it. One of the old guys told me the seal's story: He had rescued the seal twenty six years ago when he found the seal covered in oil. Since that time, the seal comes every day to the wharf to visit the old man. They visit and the old man feeds the seal. The old man invited me to pet the seal, he then invited me to sit on the seal, I declined, but the old man insisted. The girth of the seal was huge, I needed help just to get my leg across. I did not really sit' on him, more like stood over him, and then I fed him a fish.
As I walked away, I was overcome with emotions. I am so vulnerable when it comes to critters and their stories.