Friday, September 26, 2008
Cape Town, day 2 - Airshow
This plane (Boeing 737-300) Ian worked on with the conversion to a cargo plane.
There's a plane, and some little ones - no I haven't the foggiest!
They go so fast you cannot take a decent photo!!
Our second day (Saturday the 20th September) in Cape Town was at the air show. The air show was about 4 kms from the hotel, so we ‘parked and walked’. We walked about 2 kms to the air show, then of course there was the air show itself to walk through. The air show was at Ysterplaat, and was (naturally) very long – the old runway, you see!
So of course we walked towards the main hangers that had mostly Russian missiles etc in them (yawn).
We encountered mud on the way – lots of mud. I stepped into a mud puddle – which I thought was mud, but it was mostly water, to have my shoes leak!! I had on ankle boots. We went back to the dry bit by walking down the road.
The aircraft were amazing – some ‘world firsts’ were shown, including two helicopters, an SA and a Russian one doing manoeuvres. My photos came out pretty badly.
Nicole met up with us, then met a friend. I walked the road back to the food stalls with Nicole, and on the way back hitched a ride with policemen.
We were there most of the day, and I realised I had got pretty wind burnt. Very pretty!! And let’s not mention how stiff I was from all the walking!
We had a few beers at the bar in the hotel, and then went to the mall to have supper. It was most delicious. Thanks to Nicole’s recommendation.