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
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.
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.
Here is another boat, parked just outside the entrance to the museum.
A fishing boat in dry dock in Cape Town, it looks like they have been doing some maintenance to the hull.
I quite like the bright colours against the grey background.
People walking along the harbour wall in Kalk Bay. In the front of them you can see the lights of the Harbour Hourse restaurant complex. You can also just make out Fish Hoek beach on the top left.
I was going to the Harbour House for dinner, but I went there a little earlier with my camera, so I also managed to get this shot of one of the fishing boats. You can see Kalk Bay main road in the background, with Cape to Cuba (a great restaurant) just behind the harbour.