Cape Town

Beer festival

On Sunday I visited the Southyeasters home-brew festival. It was (somewhat strangely) hosted at SAB in Newlands (SAB is the second biggest commercial brewery in the world). But back to the home-brew, there were some amazing beers to try. Many of the stands had a simple “help yourself” policy, and the rest were generous with their tastings.

Being a home-brewer myself I was amazed at how big the local home-brew scene is, and also at the quality. Of all the beers I tried there was only 1 that I did not enjoy. The rest were fantastic.

You will be seeing me there next year, maybe even at my own stand. Find out more about home-brewing in Cape Town.

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On tap

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On tap

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This “bar” was a wooden crate turned on its side with a beer tap installed
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Help youself

 

Steam Train

The steam train came past just as I was arriving home from my morning run yesterday. It is great that there are still people enthuastic about keeping little pieces of the age of steam alive. If you want to go for a ride, chat to Atlantic Rail.

Argus Cycle Tour

Yesterday was the Argus Cycle Tour, a 109k cycle through Cape Town. I have ridden about 6 or 7 of them, but since I discovered the world of running I have barely been on a bike. But I was still on the side of the road with camera in hand.

Sailing Regatta

There is a sailing regatta on at Zandvlei this weekend, and all the small boats are out. Of course I was there to capture it.
cds-IMG_0915Sailing in a big circle around the demarcated course.


Oops! Although he was back up and running in no time at all.


The juniors in their Optimists.

Cape Town Stadium

The view of Cape Town Stadium from Table Bay. It was built for the 2010 FIFA football world cup, and is used for a mixture of football and rock concerts. I still think that it is a bit of a white elephant and it costs the city a fortune to maintain, but it is still a beautiful addition to our city.

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