Cape Town

On fire again

Cape Town has been on fire since Sunday. Currently over 4000 ha of bush has been destroyed, and the fire is still not under control. To make it more difficult, yesterday was the hottest day in Cape Town for 100 years. At least today the cooler weather should help a little.

Last night we had another flare-up on Boyes Drive. Literally in the span of about 10 minutes the mountain went from dark to a flaming inferno. These pics were all taken yesterday afternoon and last night at and around my house.

Note the size of the fire truck in the first picture.

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Boyes Drive flare up

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Muizenberg Beach with a smokey haze above the sea

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A fire chopper flies over my house

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Boyes Drive flare up

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Boyes Drive flare up

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Boyes Drive flare up

Rock art

I saw this rock-art at Danger Beach in St James while out running a few days ago. Isn’t it pretty cool? I just love how somebody took the time to make it and just left it there for us to see, and to see what happens to it. Reminiscent of the Zen sand Mandalas that you make to perfection and then destroy, reminding us of the impermanence of everything.
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More rock art
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Been around the block

This old car has been around the block a few times I think…seen at Oude Molen eco village.cds-2015-01-09 16.11.52

Full moon

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 station

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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