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Fishermen on Muizenberg Beach

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Fishermen setting out for the day early in the morning. They will probably catch Snoek, and maybe a little Yellow Tail or Cape Salmon.

Muizenberg has always had a very active fishing community, and one of the benefits of living in the Southern part of Cape Town is having a good supply of fresh fish.

You can often see the line fishermen fishing on the beach, especially early in the morning and in the late afternoon. Sometimes you see the boats coming in, the smaller boats often landing on the beach, offloading their cargo directly onto the back of bakki’s to go off for resale.

Driving to work on Strandfontein beach at about 8:00am, I spotted these fishermen taking their small rowing boat out. The boat reminded me of a bygone era of fishing, the days before motors, marine radios and GPS. The sepia effect takes it back in time.

Escher shark art

I might have to write a series on the street art in Muizenberg, because I am finding more and more walls with really interesting art painted on them. I drove past this wall the other day, and it was covered in Escherish sharks. I think it is remarkable. The artist’s phone number is in the corner if you want you own wall painted.

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Muizenberg street-art

One think I love about running (yes I know I have said this many times) is seeing the world around me. I run back-roads that I don’t usually travel in my car, and I have so much more time to see that world around me.

Today I am going to share you a collection of photos I have built up of some of the walls in Muizenberg. Every photo was taken on a run going through the Muizenberg community. Walls can be so boring, so if you have to have high walls, the community in Muizenberg have found ways to make them more interesting.

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This bird is literally flying out of the spray can. And I love the way the artist was using graffiti to paint graffiti and end up with a beautiful piece of art.

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Here is a somewhat glued-together origami bird.

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And just around the corner of the origami bird is…another origami bird.

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Funky music happening here.

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Praying mantis on a Protea (the Protea is the national flower of South Africa).

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This last wall reminds me of MC Escher’s etchings, and you can see that painter has left his phone number if you want to give him a shout.

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