Thus pronounced Sir Francis Drake, the famous English explorer upon rounding the Cape in July of 1580.  “This cape is a most stately thing”, he wrote, “and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth.”  Of course I am somewhat biased, having been born in South Africa, but seriously, I have traveled quite a bit, and I challenge anyone to deny that this is indeed a most beautiful part of the world.  These are images of the “Mother City”, Cape Town, and Hermanus, whale-watching capital of the world and a popular spot for vacationing and enjoying a laid back life.  When I retire, I would like to be able to spend a couple months every year in this town.