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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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Spotted on Palmer Road, Muizenberg. A free book exchange, just don’t take more than you leave. A lovely community initiative I think.

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I have run on Boyes Drive so many times, and I have never got board on this route. Its just amazing!

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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.

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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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The canal leading out of Zandvlei, looking towards Muizenberg beach. Taken standing on the bridge above the sluice gates.

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Muizenberg Train Station. Today is one of those strange days where the weather is not quite sure what it is going to do.

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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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While I was on my run a few days ago, I notices something new. Informational signs have popped up on the side of Main Road, from Muizenberg all the way to Kalk Bay. Each board is different and tells a story about the area. The ones that I saw cover the history, architecture of the old buildings, fishing and indigenous people of the area. They are well put together and informative. I’m not sure what are on the other boards (after all I was on a run, not a walk).

Why don’t you pop down to Muizenberg and take a slow stroll to Walk Bay and learn a little more about the area while you enjoy your stroll?

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I took this photo from Muizenberg Peak, just above Lakeside. I see this mountain from my bedroom window, but it as a magic peak for a trail-run destination. My house is in the little suburb on the bottom left, just below the grass in front of the lake. The lake is actually an estuary that is fed from many of the rivers the flow off the mountain. It empties into the sea on the right, at Muizenberg beach.

Here are a few more pics from the run.

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False Bay

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Part of the trail

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I saw this written on the trail. Just something nice, and in a zen way – impermanent.

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At the top of Muizenberg Peak

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