Notes from the Cape http://www.notesfromthecape.com Notes from the Cape - a travel journal in pictures, by Craig Strachan Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:17:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Full moonhttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/08/full-moon.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/08/full-moon.html#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:17:51 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5211 Here is my contribution to Sunday evening’s full moon. This is the closest the moon has been to earth in 20 years. I popped down to the lake to get the shots.

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This one was a much longer exposure of the swings with the bright moon above (you can see me and my tripod bottom left).
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The lower cable stationhttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/08/the-lower-cable-station.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/08/the-lower-cable-station.html#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:06:52 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5091 The lower cable-station, looking from the cable car on Table Mountain. You can see Lion’s Head in the distance.

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In the bathroomhttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/07/in-the-bathroom.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/07/in-the-bathroom.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:03:31 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5073 The bathrooms in one of the prison blocks on Robben Island.

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Greenmarket Squarehttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/07/greenmarket-square.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/07/greenmarket-square.html#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:42:51 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5201 The traders on Greenmarket Square get ready for the day’s trading. Don’t you love the retro old Kombi?

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Sunrisehttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/06/sunrise-4.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/06/sunrise-4.html#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:10:08 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5196 Good morning. There was the most beautiful sunrise this morning, with the sunbeams shining down through the clouds into the mist, with the distant mountain peaks in the distance.

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Beach Houseshttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/06/beach-houses.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/06/beach-houses.html#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:17:13 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5191 Two pics of the Muizenberg beach houses; shot on 35mm film. Yeah I know that everybody loves to shoot these houses, but they still make for a great subject.
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Waterfall on the Coutour Pathhttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/05/waterfall-on-the-coutour-path.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/05/waterfall-on-the-coutour-path.html#comments Sun, 18 May 2014 15:49:12 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5185 This is what trail running is all about in Cape Town; this was shot on this afternoon’s run on the contour path just past Skeleton Gorge (Window Gorge?).

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The Happy Couplehttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/05/the-happy-couple.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/05/the-happy-couple.html#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 09:37:48 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5176 The Happy Couple. Shot in Prague in October 2013. I saw them in wedding outfits by chance about 2 days later.
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Table Mountain from the skyhttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/04/table-mountain-from-the-sky.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/04/table-mountain-from-the-sky.html#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:51:59 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5167 Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background, and Cape Town Stadium in the center. The most beautiful city in the world.

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Beer festivalhttp://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/04/beer-festival.html http://www.notesfromthecape.com/2014/04/beer-festival.html#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:48:34 +0000 http://www.notesfromthecape.com/?p=5158 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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This “bar” was a wooden crate turned on its side with a beer tap installed
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Help youself

 

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