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An innovative artist has added some colour to some of the electricity and fibre maintenance boxes in Muizenberg. I think it’s rather cute and brightens up the area just a little. I hope other areas follow this idea. If you park at Surfer’s Corner or in Palmer Road and walk around you’ll find some of these robots.

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I am not quite sure what I would do with powdered fish?

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A visit to Velddrift would not be complete without a visit to Bokkomlaan. Bokkom’s are small fish that are sundried and eaten as a local delicacy. Personally they are just a little too (umm) fishy for me. But it is an eclectic road to wonder on, there are few restaurants, some interest art and pottery studios, and of course lots of fish drying in the sun.

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Bokkumlaan shops

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There are a few art studios that you can visit

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Bokkom’s drying in the sun

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House-boat on the Berg River

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One off the many small restaurants on Bokkom Laan

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The skyline of Piraeus as you leave the harbour on one of the many ferries.

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Last weekend Lois and I did something unusual. We went on a street art tour of Salt River. In itself that isn’t unusual. But what was unusual is that the tour guide, Winston Fani, is blind! It literally was a case of the blind leading the blind. Winston recently received his tour-guide certification from Cape Town tourism, and he is the only blind tour guide in South Africa (and possible even in Africa).

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This mural is over 3 stories high

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The “cell phone” is directly opposite the previous mural

The tour lasted about 90 minutes, and he took us on a walk through Salt River where we went past several art studio, some little coffee shops, and some amazing street art.

If you want to find out more about his tours, or even attend (highly recommended), you can contact info@awoltours.co.za, tel: +27 83 234 6428.

Here are a few more photos.

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Wear your mask outside your home, its the right thing to do.

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If you visit the noon day gun and are feeling energetic; why not take a walk along the trail around signil hill (its a mountain path so don’t go alone). You will be presented with a remarkable view of Greenpoint and the harbour.

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We have a tradition in Cape Town that a canon is fired from Signal Hill every single day at 12:00pm. This has been a tradition since the early 1800’s. Originally the gun was fired to signal the arrival of a ship, but now it’s just a tradition.

Running past the guns is now part of one of my new running routes, and its a really interesting place to visit. If you are there at noon you will witness the gun being fired, but you can also walk around and see the somewhat eclectic connection of old cannon on display.

The guns are also the oldest cannon in the world that are in regular use.

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A trip to the V&A waterfront is not complete without a trip on the Cape Wheel. The ferris wheel was installed in 2010 as a temporary attraction for the 2010 football world cup. 19 years on and it’s still in use.

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A trip takes about 40 minutes, and you have a fantastic view of the harbour, the city and the mountain. An excellent way to relax in the often busy V&A. More details are on their website

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We were on the beach for a wedding celebration with some friends, and I caught that shot of the two fishermen as the sun set into the sea.

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A pink baby elephant tries to escape, but is still caught by mom just before she manages her getaway. 

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