Day of Netherlands vs Cameroon
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Since our only real focus for our first day on the red bus tour was to go to Table Mountain, we used the second day to take full advantage of its various stops. We started out by walking through the Company's Gardens. It was yet another beautifully clear day. Then we rode the bus to Camps Bay to have lunch. We walked up and down the main stretch and chose the upstairs restaurant called the Pepper Club. It had a great view of the crashing surf and the second floor patio also took full advantage of the beaming sun and coastal breeze. I had a trio of game, which was made of medallions of ostrich, springbok and kudu.
After lunch we took the bus back to the V&A Waterfront to visit the aquarium and do some shopping. We ate dinner at the food court in the main mall at the Waterfront. I got a lamb shwarma sandwich with tzatziki and fried eggplants at Anat Falafel & Shwarma. While we were eating, we could hear the crowd's reactions outside in the amphitheater as they watched the Italy-Slovakia game. After we finished eating, were able to watch the end of the game in which Slovakia won 3 to 2 and eliminated the defending champions much to the delight of the many Dutch fans in the crowd.
Our seats ending up being in the very top row near the half-line. Being so high, we were exposed to a swirling breeze in the stadium and with an 8:30 start time, we were quite cold. That eventually got better as bodies packed the stadium. The other bad part of being in the top row was that Green Point Stadium's roof slopes downward from the perimeter towards the field. This blocks the view of the top rows from being able to see the whole stadium. You can see the entire field, but only a few rows up on the opposite side. We could also only see one of the big screens and at a badly skewed angle.