Daybreak and the iconic Mother City landmark looms larger than life, wherever you are in Blouberg. In the foothills of the mountain, the city lights still twinkle like amber glitter as people walk the beach.
Kitesurfers come and go all day. Some stay until the light fades completely.
Other locals like Professor Leonard with his boundless energy stick to the sand.
Some are a little more sedate, while in the distance container ships wait to enter Cape Town Harbour.
Nature’s treasures abound.
As the end of the day draws to a close, pastel colours form the backdrop to the gardens of the landmark Dolphin Beach Hotel.
And waiting ships become silhouettes in the liquid amber of another magnificent Cape Town sunset.
Winter has arrived with a vengeance. Three weekends of rain – some with gales that have battered the Peninsula – have made gardening, hiking and getting out there with my cameras virtually impossible. Which has meant no new posts for a while 😦
On the rare occasions that we had some decent weather, I managed to snap some of the night skies, capturing an array of brilliant colour and light in the process. Enjoy!
Just when I think I have seen every possible combination, nature comes up with another kaleidoscope of colour, this time glowing like embers in a winter fireplace. I snapped these quickly on my way to a yoga class. Another reminder – not that I need reminding – that I live in an amazing part of the world.
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” ― Jo Walton
The Noordhoek valley, nestled in the foothills of Table Mountain National Park, is a tranquil seaside haven on the southern tip of Africa. It’s a scenic tapestry of vineyards, paddocks and pastures, sporting an 8km unspoiled dusty white beach, situated midway between Cape Town city centre and Cape Point.
Noordhoek, literally translated from Dutch, means “north corner”. While best known for its picturesque shoreline, is also renowned for its’ spectacular sunsets. No two are ever the same.