A Study in Black and White

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


Boulder Beach African Penguins – Simons Town, Cape Town


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


This looks a likely nesting site



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

Colourful Cape Town

I’m a week late for entering Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours but that’s because we were lucky enough to have been able to take a much-needed week’s break in one of Africa’s (and perhaps the World’s?) most beautiful cities – Cape Town.

Unbelievably I forgot to take my camera – I was so annoyed with myself! So some of these pictures I took with my phone (I’ve still not mastered that skill) and the rest are from our trip to Cape Town in January.

We stayed in an apartment at Whale Watchers in Muizenberg where the views from our bedroom window were breathtaking.

Muizenberg - looking across the bay towards Simons Town and Cape Point

Clouds rolling in to Muizenberg – across the bay from Simons Town and Cape Point

A clearer, warmer day

A clearer, warmer day

I could wake up to this every morning

Oh to wake up to this scene every morning!


So bright and colourful and cheerful

So bright and colourful and cheerful


Also seen in Muizenberg

I love all the small shops and alleyways in and around Kalk Bay.




Of course a visit to The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay is compulsory – the view, the ambience and the cocktails are superb.

Cocktails at Kalk Bay

Cocktails at Kalk Bay