fishing

Kalk Bay Harbour

Kalk Bay Harbour

My previous shot was of the drying snoek. There is a fair chance that the snoek was caught off a boat that left from this harbour early in the morning.

Aside from the fishing boats, the harbour wall still has many line fishermen using the harbour wall to fish from. While it looks like this fisherman was taking a break on his phone, you can see his fishing rod pushed into a whole made for the purpose, and there is a line cast in the water.

Kalk Bay Harbour

Fishing boats in Kalk Bay Harbour

I shot this picture on the way to dinner at the Harbour House Restaurant last night, where I had a fantastic piece of yellow-tail for dinner. This is one of the most photographed places in Cape Town, and even though I have taken hundreds of pictures here, I still cannot resist taking another few pictures every time that I come here.

Fishing boats at V&A

I just got back from speaking that the Wordcamp Cape Town conference, and it was an awesome experience. There is so much technical talent in South Africa, and some amazing work being done. It was invigorating and exciting to meet so many amazing WordPess evangelists. I have also never seen so many iPads and Mac’s in one place in my life. I did feel a little strange using my PC laptop for my presentation :-)

The conference was the Atlantic Imbizo, V&A Waterfront, which is on the top floor of the shopping centre, offering amazing views of the waterfront and the harbour. Of course I managed to get in a shot or two, so I hope you enjoy these two of the fishing boats, taken from the roof of the building.

Fishing boats in Cape Town Harbour

 

Going Fishing

Langebaan is a former fishing village on the West Coast of South Africa about 100km North of Cape Town. Over the last several years, it has grown into a bustling holiday village, with an influxof visitors arriving on the weekends, all going to enjoy the wonderful lagoon.

Even though it is busy, you can still find some quiet places to comtempate and enjoy the world. This fishing boat was shot about 300m in a little bay just in front of our family house, where we spent a wonderful weekend.

Fishing boat in Brighton

There is a rather quaint fishing museum in Brighton, on the beach just below the pier.

This pic is of one of the old fishing boats. You can see the pier in the distance, and notice the jet trail cutting the sky across the middle.

Fishing museum in Brighton

Here is another boat, parked just outside the entrance to the museum.

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