What a fun day out! Today my roommate and I spent the day in Simon’s Town. Simon’s Town is about 30-45 minutes from the train station at Observatory (Where I am staying). We accidentally got off at the stop before Simon’s Town, so we both got a great workout today! When we arrived in Simon’s Town we immediately went to order food at Nedbank Quarterdeck on the water. I ate a delicious bacon and banana sandwich! (It sounds disgusting but it was amazing!) After lunch we went to penguins at “The Boulders”.
The Boulders is word famous for its thriving colony of African Penguins and the magnificent beaches. We were not able to touch the penguins but we were able to get really close up to them from the platform we were on.
African Penguin Facts
The African Penguin is listed in the Red Data Book as an endangered species.
Their diet consists of squid and shoal fish (pilchards/anchovy)
They can swim at an average speed of seven kilometres per hour and can stay submerged for up to two minutes.
The distinctive black and white colouring is a vital form of camouflage. White is for underwater predators looking upwards and black is for predators looking down onto the water.