On Sunday 11 November Michael Myburgh I decided to take a trip to Seal Island near Hout Bay. Michael had won two free tickets through Discover Africa.com to take a trip to Seal Island with Drumboat Charters.
We left at 10am on a rather full boat. We were lucky to be right up front so we could take in some of the amazing views. It was quite an overcast day and the sea was rather choppy which made for a rather interesting ride. Having an overcast day meant we could get some amazing photos with very dramatic skies.
As we rounded the Sentinel, Seal Island came into view shrouded in mist caused by the choppy waves breaking on the rocks. There must have been hundreds of seals on the island and in the sea surrounding the island. What was interesting was how the seals got back onto the rocks. They had to wait for a wave to wash them back onto the rock.
The captain of the boat took us in really close so those with cameras could get some great photos. We then moved around to the back of the island so that the guys on the other side of the boat could also snap some shots.
Just before heading back to the harbour the captain of the boat headed over into slightly more choppy water for a bit of a thrill, before turning around and heading back for the harbour.
Even though it felt like we were out for 10 minutes we were actually around the island for about 40 minutes.