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Mitchell’s, a Scottish ale house

Mitchell's, a Scottish ale house
Mitchell's is one of the long-standing tenants of the V&A Waterfront. In fact, it's been there so long that I can't remember it not being there!

Mitchelle's Brewery started in the east-coast seaside town of Knysna in 1983, and in subsequent years opened outlets (like Mitchell's Waterfront Brewery) in Cape Town, Gauteng, and along the Garden Route.

If you're a beer-lover, you should certainly consider stopping in here for lunch and a couple of drinks.

Fishing boar

Fishing boar
The t and r are real close on this querty keyboard, so I mistyped boat as boar. But, then thought it was amusing enough to leave as the title for this photo - so there you have it, that there folks is what a fishing boar looks like.

Early morning V&A Waterfront

Early morning V&A Waterfront
I took this from our apartment complex in De Waterfant. If you've visited the V&A Waterfront, I guess it's easy to recoignise the large floating crane in the middle of the photo, and perhaps the Table Bay hotel in the back left corner. Take a careful look, see if you can spot the clock tower, blue shed, Cape Grace hotel, and the big wheel. :)

A schooner called Spirit of Victoria

A schooner called Spirit of Victoria
Call me ignorant, but until now I had no idea that a vessel with this sail configuration is called a schooner and used the word "yacht" to generically refer to boats with sails.

Now, I'm not sure when a boat is a yacht - if perhaps it has more to do with the vessels purpose in life, or something else, but it's unlikely that it has anything to do with sails as modern luxury yachts often don't even have sails. If you do know, then don't hesitate - leave a comment please. :)

Clear skies and Table Bay harbour

Clear skies and Table Bay harbour
After a week or more of grey skies and rain the sun's come out and it's been perfect weather to explore Cape Town, and in my case wander around at the V&A Waterfront.

I love the clear skies, windless days, and warm sun rays at this time of the year - the only thing that I really don't like about sunny winter days like this is that it gets intensely cold really early in the evening.

This is Africa and I'm not made for the cold. :-/

Ships in the night and a little speck of light

Ships in the night and a little speck of light
What's pretty cool about this photo (except that I find the ship's lights and their reflections quite pretty) is that if you look really closely you'll see a silhouette of Table Mountain in the background. See it? Then, if you take a close look in the top right quarter of the photo you'll see a little white light. See it? Yup, that's the cable station, way up top of the mountain!

I couldn't actually see the light when I took the shot, but the 5 second exposure time on this photo was enough to burn the little white speck into the image. :)