Kayaking on Zandvlei

This time of year is amazing for going out on the Vlei for a paddle in my Kayak. It is warming up, and you still get a lot of wind-free afternoons to enjoy the water.

And for the first time in years, the Flamingo’s are back. They are in just about every river and lake in Cape Town at the moment; it is great.

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Flamingo’s on Zandvlei

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In the middle of the vlei

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A floating bird’s nest in the waterways

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The houses across the Vlei in Marina da Gama

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.

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

Boyes Drive flare up

Boyes Drive flare up

Boyes Drive flare up


One of the side-effects of the ongoing loadshedding in Cape Town is beauthful skies at night. On this evening my suburb was in total darkness, but you can clearly see that the next-door neighbourhood had light. So I managed to shoot this wonderful shot of the moonrise with a few start in the background.

I think that is Orion’s Belt on the top right.

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.

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