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Butterflies on the wall

Butterflies and a big heart are the perfect way to end off the year…

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I met Sanea today on my traditional New Years Eve morning run to Kalk Bay. She was busy creating this amazing urban art using the outside wall of Olympia bakery as her canvas, and tiny-little paper butterflies as her ink.

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It turns out that she offers free yoga classes to children at no cost, and uses her art to raise funds to cover the costs. I think that any form of exercise for children is good (and for adults); especially something like yoga that trains both the body and the mind, strengthening us and teaching us self-awareness.

Her butterflies have been known to land all over the place, so keep looking out for them. Below is her flyer, and you can find out more about her project on Facebook.

ps: the Snapscan link should work online if you scan it…

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Sam the seal

No I don’t know his real name, but I am going to call him Sam. Why? Because I can. Anyway, Sam has been living in Kalk Bay Harbour for many years. He is probably one of the most photographed seals in Cape Town, and he loves posing for the tourists.

When he gets tired of the attention he waddles over to the harbour wall and jumps over into the sea for a refreshing dip. If you want to see him yourself just head on over to Kalk Bay harbour and there is a pretty good chance you will see him basking in the sun.

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Seal watching the sea

I have been to Kalk Bay Harbour loads of times, and I have often seen seals in the harbour. But I have never seen one on the harbour wall before, and definitely not one watching the world go by. This huge guy sat there watching the world for a few minutes, and then he hopped up and with an almighty splash dived over into the sea.

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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.

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