Friday, December 4, 2009

FIFA Executive Committee holds historic meeting on Robben Island

South Africa's Dream is about to begin... 1 day to go to the Final Draw
I happened to be on a boat when the Fifa Executive Comittee returned from Robben island around 5 o"clock
on 5 different boats

It was an eventful trip this is Sol kerzner's  "One and Only" toy

While we were waitng for our turn to enter the V&A Waterfront basin
I was so excited to spot this fish
I have no idea what its called but it was huge !

I have now been told that it is the ocean sunfish, Mola mola, or common mola, its the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of 1,000 kg !
(2,200 lb)

And then there was almost a disaster happening in full view of the Fifa Commitee, the "Sarah Baartman" had a pilot on board but she almost rammed the quay, our own skipper saw it coming, even from the angle we were at, it was obvious that she wasn't going to make it through the channel
All thrusters were going full force and she just stopped short of the Quay

 There was tremendous activity in the skies above the Common today
Lots of helicopters.. I assume some VIPs were shown the night lights of Cape Town
and what a sight it was again with a red rising moon this time
and by the way the facade on the Sea side of the Stadium is finnished
its just a few more strips on this side and a halfstrip on the East side
Pity they didn't quite make it for the FianlDraw but who cares its a beauty at night and so imposing during the day !

Oh and there was a big military helicopter which kept circling around,
then at 10 PM the military jet flew over a few times
and there was a Navy ship patrolling between Robben island and Green Point

Ok Guys ?
Let the party begin !
The "Sea Princess"  as you can see doesn't care too much about the environment


  1. It sounds like a busy day Joanne. And I think that's the ugliest fish I ever saw :-)

  2. It was even more busy yesterday Helen but it was fun