|Cape Town & Table Mountain with "Table Cloth"|
Best view I got, as weather quickly closed in.
|Satellite image of Cape Peninsula |
courtesy of Wikipedia
|James Gradwell, photo guide extraordinaire http://www.photographytours.co.za/about.php|
We drove along the western coast & False Bay.. .and stopped at three village "suburbs" of Cape Town. False Bay is a true bay, but not Table Bay, and sailors sometimes got confused.
|I would have liked to stay awhile..|
|Next stop Kalk Bay, a fishing village|
|Where the Eared Seals lounge in wait for fish scraps|
On to Simontown and Boulder Beach, famous for its colony of Jackass Penguins.The first area we stopped at is where most view the penguins..
|I am not a jackass, I just bray like a donkey|
..and my eyes are closed
|It's beautiful where I live..|
|I have lots of friends..|
|Keeping an egg warm|
|Spying Rock Hyrax along the way|
..thanks to Jame's keen eye
|You can see why it's called Boulder Beach|
|Time to say goodbye|
We had been racing the weather all day, tho' the blue skies don't make it seem that way, and after lunch the clouds were closing in..Time to head to the Cape of Good Hope
|We stop for Dolphins! Those are Cormorants on the rock|
|And beautiful views, 'Dolphin Rock' in the far distance|
We finally reached the Cape Point portion of Table Mountain National Park, a wild and rocky promontory covered with endemic Cape Fynbos, or native heath/shrub land. It is home to wildlife such as Baboons, Ostriches and Zebra. I saw Ostriches, but did not get a clear picture..
|Why did the baboon cross the road?|
|To eat some heather|
|Heading off for the evening|
|I practiced a technique James had taught me |
and took my first "silky water" shots.
|A beautiful end to an exhilarating day.|
Look in the far left corner, to see James at work
The Bird of Time has but a little wayTo fly..and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing ~ Omar Khayyam-Rubaiyat