The skyline of Piraeus as you leave the harbour on one of the many ferries.
In my last post, I posted some pics of the Aegean sea from the Ferry to Aegina. Here are two pics of the port, the first of the actual port where the boats dock, and the second is of the seafront apartment buildings just outside the port. I am sure that you have a fantastic view from those apartments, although it looks a little crowded.
Yesterday I posted a photo of Langebaan lagoon on a really calm morning. Although it was freezing cold, the still weather continued throughout the day, and we did not have any wind at all. We were also blessed with a glorious sunset, so I grabbed my camera (this time the SLR), and rushed down to the water’s edge to grab a shot or two.
Here are some of the results.
Boat on the lagoon at sunset
Long exposure of Langebaan Lagoon
Golden light; another long exposure of Langebaan Lagoon
Lots of people have said that my recent Kalk Bay Harbour shot would make a nice painting, well with a little help from a friend (PhotoShop), here is the watercolour :-) Which version do you prefer?
Ragged Tooth Shark
Today, my brother and his wife arranged to go scuba diving in the shark tank at Cape Town Aquarium. I don’t have a scuba certificate, so I was unable to dive, but I went along with my camera, and I managed to get a couple of nice shots in. If you have some free time, pop down to the Aquarium, the exhibits are remarkable, and they have a fantastic selection of marine life, and plenty of activities for both little and big people.
By the way, even though the sharks look (and are) very scary, last year only 9 people worldwide got killed by sharks.
Turtle – Great A’tuin
Swimming in the aquarium
Warning, we got there at 9am and it was empty. But by 10:30am, the queue was outside the door and around the corner, so best you get there early. Full details and costs etc are here.
I saw these guys paragliding yesterday just off Baden Powell Drive. It was fascinating to watch them launching themselves off a very low cliff just above the beach. The thermals must have been very strong, because as they jumped, they almost shop up vertically into the air.
It looked so graceful and peaceful, a wonderful way to spend a still day in Cape Town.
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.
Brighton Pier can only be described as a little tacky. It has huge potential, but I get the feeling that there is no great effort put into it.
It is filled with ice-cream shops and penny slot machines, as well as a few restaurants that don’t look particularity exciting.
It is the kind of place that you visit and cross off your list of places to go to.
Having said all that, Brighton itself is a wonderful place and well worth visiting, I will be posting some pics of the village shortly.
One of the many seagulls found in Brighton. These are the beach version of a rooster, waking you up really early in the morning,