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,
Just look at that beach, you really cannot compare with it.
There is a tiny lagoon on the beach, just opposite the landfill on Baden Powell drive which I often drive past. In the morning it is covered in Seagulls and small birds enjoying the shallow waters.
Today I stopped to take a pic of them, and I gaught this show of the two birds fighting (or possibly mating). I really don’t know Seagulls too well, but they constantly literally flying into each other and almost chasing each other away.
It was an interesting site, and I think it makes quite a nice photo.