Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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Once a cannon post defending one of the few areas at risk of amphibious assault, all that remains are grafitti-covered concrete walls and the sturdy posts on which the cannons were set.

Marie was kind enough to lend me her cat with whom to curl up and sleep. However, she took him back in the morning.
Saturday afternoon we all piled into Duane's Land Cruiser and head out to... well, cruise the land. Passing by an "authorized personnel only" sign without concern, we take progressively steep, slippery, and bumpy trails up to the top of a nearby hill/mountain for a view over the ocean.
After a hard day's driving we retire to the lawn of Blue Peter, an absolutely packed pizza parlour set on the beach in a ritzy neighborhood. Two large pizzas, fried calamari, and samoosas later we are satiated and ready for another nap.
"Nestled in a sheltered cover between Simon's Town and Cape Point, Boulders has become world famous for its thriving colony of African Penguins and magnificent wind sheltered, safe beaches.

"Although set in the midst of a residential area, it is one of the few sites where this vulnerable bird (Spheniscus demersus) can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment.

"From just two breedin pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3,000 in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay, which as increased the supply of pilchards and anchovy, which form part of the penguins' diet.

"Bordered mainly by indigenous bush about the high-water mark on the one side, and the clear waters of False Bay on the other, the area comprises a number of small sheltered bays, partially enclosed by granite boulders that are 540 million years old."

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