Archive for March, 2006

Mar 28, 2006

Cape Point

Cape Point

The weather forecast for today indicated high winds, around 40kph in Cape Town, meaning the cable car would be shut, and there’d be no climbing allowed. Despite even higher wind speeds at the Cape of Good Hope, we decided to head down there anyway. Mark & Abi, Ryan and I drove down to Cape Point (well, yet again, Mark did all the driving), with a brief scenery stop at...

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Mar 27, 2006

The Cape's East Coast and Penguins!!!

The Cape's East Coast and Penguins!!!

Our priority over the next few days was to climb Table Mountain, which was very weather-dependent (the wind had become rather over-powering as of today). Also, we wanted to climb Table Mountain with the yet-to-arrive Canadian, Glen. He didn’t show up at the airport when his flight came in, and there was no record of his having checked in at London either! With some of...

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Mar 26, 2006

Beach & Botanic Gardens

Beach & Botanic Gardens

With 30 degree heat, and a light breeze, we headed for the beach, knowing full well that the water temperature (at Clifton Four, on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Cape Peninsula) was only about 15 degrees. While some of the braver ones (i.e. Ryan, Mark & Abi) went for a proper swim, Lauri and I were happy to dip our feet and throw a Frisbee around. As was to become quite a...

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Mar 25, 2006

Die Strandloper Beach Restaurant

Die Strandloper Beach Restaurant

Mark’s parents had made a reservation for lunch at a great seafood restaurant. Called “Die Strandloper” (the Beach Walker), tt’s an hour’s drive north of Cape Town at Langebaan, and there’s normally a several week wait for a table. One the way there, we stopped at Bloubergstrand (Blue Mountain Beach) for the oft-photographed, postcard-perfect...

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Mar 23, 2006

Flying to Cape Town

Flying to Cape Town

Not being one to do things by half, I wasn’t going to let the little matter of travelling to the other side of the world stop me having some last minute fun. Having packed my (19kg) suitcase and treble-checked that I had all the necessary documents and travel items, I made my way to the ADC to enjoy Nick Mohammed’s excellent one-man-show “The Forer Factor”...

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Mar 5, 2006

Crocus Photos

Crocus Photos

Spring is almost here! Despite the freezing cold (it was -5 degrees earlier this week, it’s hard to believe that the frosty photos below were only taken 2 days before these summery photos), the croci are doing their best to cheer things up. Here are a few pics I snapped today and last...

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Mar 3, 2006

Frosty Morning Photos

Frosty Morning Photos

Despite the croci appearing and spring being just around the corner, temperatures dipped to -5 degrees this morning. I managed to snap a few plants in my work car park with my compact...

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