Out of Africa – by Anton Bowring
We sailed this morning at 08.00am Our hosts, the ship’s owners, SAMSA laid on a farewell breakfast for us. It coincided with a breakfast programme ‘Morning Live’ on television. The programme started at 05.30am and therefore so did our breakfast. In a harbour building just across the quay from the ship, a sumptuous array of delicacies was laid out on tables with exotic flowers and white linen.
A message from Joanna Lumley:
“As a trustee for The Coldest Journey I have been looking forward to this day for weeks. To think that the team are now well and truly on their way to attempting this extraordinary challenge is terrifically ex…citing. I can only imagine how Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the rest of the Ice Team must be feeling right now. I think for most people the idea of what lies ahead would be simply petrifying…
Cape Town’s Table Mountain seen from the seas aboard the SA Agulhas. This morning’s departure from the South African city marks the start of the final leg of the journey to the ice. Next stop: Antarctica.
Sir Ranulph on SABC shortly before departure from Cape Town this morning
Check out this blog for more pics throughout the day and also a world exclusive on a new arrival to the Ic…