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 Post subject: sable's Table With A View. Table Mountain, Dec. '13
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:01 pm 
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At my birthday nearly mid December there is often no good weather in Germany.
In the area around Frankfurt we usually have a lot of rain,
in the last years there was even freezing rain in December.

So one of my birthday wishes in 2013 is to visit Table Mountain on my special day.
I am very happy as this wish is fulfilled. :dance:
After an early breakfast we are on the way to Table Mountain. :D
It is the first time in my life that I can wear a TShirt and Summer trouser in December without freezing.
Usually there is no need for a hat as well.

When we arrive at the cable car station the queue is not as long as during our last visits.
We are lucky, no long waiting time and we are in the Cable Car and at top of Table Mountain.

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During former visits we used to have far views.

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View from Table Mountain, September 2011

We saw Robben Island and sometimes even the Cape of Good Hope.

Today it is the first time we see clouds coming towards the mountain.

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At nine o'clock in the morning we enjoy the view over Cape Town.
There are no clouds in the city.

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Today there are many visitors, but when there is enough distance to the top station the area is not so busy.

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 Post subject: Re: Table With A View
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Table With A View - continued

We see an Agama Lizard coming out.

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It is too far away for a good picture, but we remember this nice Agama lizard
we saw during our visit in September two years ago. :)

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There is a nice birthday flower on our way. ;-)

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This is the view back to the top station.

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Today you can see the clouds coming from the Cape.
This is the view towards Hout Bay.

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 Post subject: Re: Table With A View
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The views from Table Mountain had been much better on our
last time visit in September 2011.
This had been the view towards Hout Bay

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Look at the Kommetjie Lighthouse!

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You can even see a ship passing by.

The view at the coastline was very clear.

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Table Mountain was very busy,

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but there is always a place for a lizard to enjoy the sun. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Table With A View
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Table With A View - continued

We have a drink and some cookies at the restaurant and enjoy the view.
The terrace is well obseved by these two birds.

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A visitor arrives with a burger and chips at the terrace.
When he leaves the table to get some ketchup, the observers get rewarded.:wink:
In no time they are at the plate and fetch some chips.
So the lesson to learn today "Never leave your meal unattended!"

Suddenly it started raining. I never had rain before at Table Mountain.
The rain appears suddenly, I swear there was sunshine just a minute ago. :wink:

It is a very efficient rain shower, visitors outside without raincoat get very wet.
We leave the restaurant and visit the shop as it is still raining.
Now there seems to be plenty of time for shopping and I get some lovely glas identifiers for souvenir.
The shop is very busy as it still rains outside.

As sudden as the rain started it ends and the sun shines again. :D

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View to the shop.

Sure the rocks get very slippery when it rains.

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"Mummy, Mummy!"
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No reaction!
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Dead? :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Table With A View
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We are glad so see the dassie moving. So it turned out that the dassie only enforced sunbathing without break. :wink:
Today the youngster learns that it is out of place to disturb mum while stocking up on some sunshine.

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It is a pleasure to watch the dassies enjoying the sun after this long rain shower.
Look at these cute youngsters.

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Definitely a place on top of the world! :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Table With A View
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We decide to leave, but there are so many cable cars with very wet visitors towards the base station.
So we wait until the top station is not overcrowded any more.

This is the view of the top station. The clouds are arriving between Table Mountain and Lions Head.

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There is a dove joining us when we have another look at the town.

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Finally we are on the way to the base station.

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Another great stay on Table Mountain ends. A trip on my birthday which I will never forget.

A day later Table Mountain is covered by clouds. So I was really lucky with my fulfilled birthday wish. :D

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