Surf’s up


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Which way to the beach?


 

Shadows


When I first decided to take part in the Daily Post Shadow photo challenge I thought any pictures I used would have to be limited to those taken either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when shadows are long and dramatic.

Then I came across this picture I took of these little guys, soaking up the mid-day sun on Boulders Beach in Cape Town.

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Last year I was invited to write a small story about Walking With Rhinos in a local publication.

Although the walk I was on sets off early in the morning, I was lucky it was mid winter – by 07.00am it was already pretty hot.

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Now back to Cape Town, where wedding guests play a genteel game of croquet while waiting for the bride and groom to appear after family photographs

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Walking back to the car one evening, after an extended Sunday lunch at The Brass Bell, we came across a micro pig playing with a dog in a children’s play ground.

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Happy, hot dogs take respite from the glaring sun.

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Our shadows briefly rest on the Zimbabwe bank of the Zambezi River, a fleeting reminder that this used to be home.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Two Very Different Items


My Dad wrestling with a crocodile – not something you see every day.

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These penguins look very much alike, but there are two of them and they do look very cute.

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As do these adorable young vervet monkeys.

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Man and machine – applying lime to the wheat fields.

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Have a look at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to see more entries in this week’s challenge – Two Very Different Items or The Number Two.

Our ‘Local’ in Muizenberg


We recently spent a (very short) week in Cape Town. Tucked away in a side street in Muizenberg we found Oroboros Tapas Bar and after one visit it became our ‘local’.

Most evenings we would sit at a table on the pavement, testing every brand of craft beer on the menu and watching the World go by.

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It did taste chocolatey!

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Dangerously delicious!

Cape Town Rocks!

Cape Town Rocks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love that Muizenberg is a dog-friendly place and at most places you go to you will see people walking around with their four-legged friends, some even stopping by in a restaurant or cafe for a bite to eat and a drink.

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To see more pictures of wooden benches visit Travel Worlds.

 

 

 

A Study in Black and White


What better subject for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Open Topic than the famous Boulders Beach Penguins.

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Boulder Beach African Penguins – Simons Town, Cape Town

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Once known as Jackass Penguins, this colony at Boulders Beach was established by just one pair as recent as 1985

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This looks a likely nesting site

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African Penguins are monogomous and normally mate for life

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic