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Surfing Glen Beach

Surfing Glen Beach
I'm no surfer, but it seemed like the waves at Glen Beach, next to Camps Bay Beach, were large enough to surf, but not too large to terrify newbies learning to ride a wave. You'd definitely need a wet suit on this coast, but the conditions at Glen Beach looked pretty good for those learning.

Sunlight betwixt itchy-scratch grass

Sunlight betwixt itchy-scratch grass
This is a similar photo to the one I posted yesterday, but I really liked this one because of the sun shining though the grass. It reminds me of summer days, as a child, playing on the lawn and becoming itchy all over. Those were the days hey? :)

Sunset through pine trees

Sunset through pine trees
April is the time of year for the most beautiful sunsets in Cape Town - you really should visit here about now. It's a little hit-n-miss in terms of weather. We've just had a few days of grey and rain, but the sun's poked its head out, and the weather's warmed up again, and you'd swear summer is back. :)

A golden-sunset beach

A golden-sunset beach
Imagine returning from work each summer's day, to be greeted by this view?

Clifton (and our Atlantic Seaboard in general) is one of the most beautiful sea-side areas in the country - which is why the properties in this area are of the most expensive in the land. What's interesting (though not unexpected) is that most of the prime real-estate is owned by foreigners; many of whom spend only a little time in the country each year.

I wouldn't mind house sitting... just putting it out there. ;)

Farmish houses

Farmish houses
These buildings are about 200 meters to the left side of the scene I shared in my previous post. I suppose one could call them farm houses, but they seem to me rather to resemble houses where the farm labour force live, rather than where a wealthy farm owner lives (which I suppose make sense, given that the farm owner is a large company).

Suburb of lights

Suburb of lights
No, it's not quite Paris (well, not even close), but the lights of the little suburb of Camps Bay look somewhat pretty at sunset, don't you think? It's a little trixy to see what I mean on this small version - so go ahead, click on the photo to see the big picture, and what I mean. :)

Clouds at sunset

Clouds at sunset
The moon was just-about full, and I guess most thought it would be a perfect evening to hike up Lion's Head. The thing was, even though it's summer, and the day had been really warm, we had enough cloud-cover to obscure the moon almost completely - making the descent dark and slow-going. I remember looking at the top part of Lion's Head when we reached the bottom, noticing how the flashlights formed a sort of sigma symbol as they zigzagged down the hill.

The golden ocean picnic spot

The golden ocean
The rock on which those folk are standing is a little lower down from the main pathway the leads up Lion's Head. Besides for the top of Lion's Head (with it's 360° views) - that's a pretty perfect place for a picnic heh?

SUP Three Anchor Bay?

 SUP Three Anchor Bay?
Take a close look at the photo. You see them, right?

Stand Up Paddling, or SUP for short, has become really popular in Cape Town. We often have calm, flat seas in summer- the kind of conditions perfect for standing on a board and paddling about.

Imagine the tranquility of standing out in the quiet ocean, too far from shore to be disturbed by the crowds, watching the sun set and the coastline turn dark while the ocean water laps at your board.

I live a little too far from the ocean to take up ocean sports, but I think I'll make it a mission to vacation at the coast and hire a paddle board. Soon. :)

Camps Bay beach silhouettes

Camps Bay beach silhouettes
One of my favourite things to do on hot a summer evening is to sit at Camps Bay beach and take photos of people silhouetted against the setting sun. It's a beautiful time of day - and these views, the tranquility they bring, is something that we should take time to appreciate more often.