Greetings all and thank you for the kind welcomes and notes.
I have been off the site for some time. Not sure when most of the questions were posted and apologies for not replying in time.
In a generic answer though:
Lemara is moored in a little fishing
village called Hout Bay: Hout means Wood in the local vernacular. Other mooring
spots include Royal Cape, Simons Town and Gordon's Bay. The latter two are pretty much in a world of their own, being far removed from the cityscape of Cape Town.
While Royal Cape in in the heart of the city and within easy access to the V & A waterfront and other amenities, Hout Bay is a little out of the main city precinct. The village is on a bus route
however, both as a tour bus or a suburban scheduled bus service
. The trip to the village along Victoria Road via Camps Bay is beautifully scenic. The village of Hout Bay lies at the edge of the continent and can be both most enjoyable or a terrible place to be. And there is no predicting when the weather
will change from one condition to the other. The South Easter can whip up a storm in a wink and what was a wonderful morning can turn into a wicked afternoon. And if you are at sea, may the gods be with you. I have sailed out on a sunny Saturday morning in a 10 knot
breeze and returned a few hours later in a 60 knot
Hout Bay has many eateries ranging from fish
and chips to 5 star fare. Entertainment is plentiful and markets abound.
Come and visit.
Picture of the village from Chapmans Peak, attached.