Sunday, 22 March 2015

SA Navy Festival

Monday morning and I'm showing up to blogger world like any good blogger should. Except, I'm actually showing up on Sunday evening and taking advantage of my parents' working wifi which also means that I'm coming to you from Cape Town which is awesome for many reasons including today's topic. 

I lived in Cape Town on and off for the last five years and for whatever reason I always seemed to have missed the Navy Festival held in Simonstown. I've been to Simonstown a number of times and i really enjoy visiting Penguin Beach but I was somewhat more interested in seeing what the Navy Festival had to offer and I finally got the chance. 

It was probably anti-climatic in terms of the food options. The usual food options were available similar to the US carnival food options but the festival was surrounded by loads of Navy officers and beautiful ships. I went with my parents and we walked around, snacked a little and then went for a tour of a submarine. 

Lucky to spend the day with my parents in a submarine
I really enjoyed the submarine tour, our guide was pretty awesome and clearly passionate about submarines and the history of it. The tours were in groups of eight which meant we waited almost a hour for our turn but when we did go through it, it was intimate enough that we really got the full picture. 

The festival was pretty much the same as the other festivals I've attended in Cape Town which is really fun, family filled atmosphere and full of great spirit. If there's one thing that no one can ever take away from the Capetonians is that they are proudly Capetonian and will support their city as much as they can. 

Would you be able to survive on a submarine?


Diva Desle said...

The Navy festival brings back so many great childhood memories for me. I love Simonstown so much. It is such a pretty and peaceful place. xxx

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I'm too claustrophobic! HaHaHa I admire those that do.

Vanessa said...

Lovely pictures. ^^
Have a nice Tuesday...

Kay R. said...

Ive been on a submarine before as well. Not sure Id do it again but it was a good experience! Love the pics!