Run ashore brief by the Joss - you WILL NOT go to the Navvies Den........, so, stopped by a Yarpie Police Car while walking there - they said it was so dangerous to walk that they took us right to the door! I remember some Indian fakir type standing on broken beer mugs and bottles, which we were encouraged to break. He then pierced his skin with various sized hooks before hanging ever larger objects from them. Great run ashore.............
It was very good of the mob to point out all the best runs when you were going in, dont go here, stay away from there, avoid that, on more than one occasion we had to ask an officer to write down some of the places for us in case the cab driver didnt understand
Blimey! 52 years ago for me, I seem to remember that we had to transfer some of our coloured crew, about 5/6, before we actually got into Capetown, because of the apartheid issues, district 6 and all that. The beach at Muezenburg was good , as was the general hospiltality, a huge queue of people in the dockyard offering BBQ's etc. Those ace toasted ham sarnies in the restaurant at the top of Table Top. Loads of cheap and first class fruits, Cape brandy was rather tasty. Apart from the colour issue, a very good run ashore.
This is bringing back memories, first run there in '64 and two long breaks there on the way to the Gulf in '68 and back in '69, all great runs. Got lost lost driving the ship's car, provided by Afrikander, and went through District 6 and had all sorts of things thrown at us, scary!