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


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.

Park Bench in the moonlight

We have had some massive summer mountain fire in Cape Town over the past few days, resulting in a lot of dust in the air. There is very little nice about the damage and smoky air, a small side effect is the amazing moonrises you get as the moon shines through the smog in the air.

Parkbench in the moonlightI took this shot late last night with a long exposure to really get the colour of the red in the sky reflecting in the moonlight.

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