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The Different Faces of Cape Point

Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:47 am

THE DIFFERENT FACES OF CAPE POINT
Saturday 16th April 2016

Dave and I were having bad Kruger withdrawal symptoms and although nothing in the Cape could replicate Kruger, we decided that a day out and about would help, so we packed some drinks and snacks for ourselves and left Somerset West for Cape Point at 8:00 the next morning, with my camera bag over my shoulder....
I do not aim to do a full blown TR here, but I would just like to share the beauty of this Cape reserve with you, on a day that could not have been more idyllic. Temperatures were comfortable, no wind and a few clouds in the sky to make things interesting.

Just after entering the reserve, our first sight was towards Simonstown and Muizenberg, hidden from view in this photo, and with Somerset West, Stand and Gordons Bay in the distance.

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Near the car park for the overnight hut via Kanonkop, the views were equally breathtaking.

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We took the funicular to the top nearer the old lighthouse and this was our first sight of the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Point...

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The height is amazing and thank goodness we had a wall between us and the edge. Those rocks look treacherous and the waters are cold!!!!

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The new lighthouse, that we can see across False Bay from our home at night, if we go and stand on the path near the beach.

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This building is situated along a ledge below the old lighthouse which was used during World War II.

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Here is a link for those of you who may be interested in the history of this building.
http://capepoint.co.za/one-for-the-war- ... h-century/


I loved the colours of this lichen clinging to the branches of some of the wind battered vegetation at the top of the point.

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On the False Bay side of the point, the sea looked like a mirror. It is not often we ‘Capeys’ get to see the sea around us this calm.

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Looking across False Bay to the other 'point', known as Hangklip. It has a strange leaning look, as if it would slip into the sea given half a chance.

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To Be Continued/....
Dec 16 - Letaba, Shingwedzi, Olifants, Tamboti, Biyamiti, Berg n Dal
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CURRENT TR: 23 DAYS WITH TESSA & DAVE - FROM HEAD TO TAIL DEC 2015

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Re: The Different Faces of Cape Point

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:18 pm

A lovely way to calm the Kruger longings :dance: :dance: :dance:

Cape Point is a very special place and you captured it perfectly in your photos!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Goronta » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:43 pm

Beautiful landscape and stunning view on the Ocean :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks for sharing Tessa G :gflower:
It's good sometimes to take time to visit the "little marvels" we have at our doorstep in each of our country and we too often tend to neglect :hmz:
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Re: The Different Faces of Cape Point

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:43 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: breath taking scenes, Tessa G

The view over 'the Bay' back towards Strand with calming water is stunning. :dance:

Although I have been to Cape Point a few times, but have never ventured up to the lighthouse :redface:
You captured the scenery brilliantly.

Well done!!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Look forward to more :D
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Unread post by isinkwe » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:55 pm

Absolutely stunning Tessa :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Is that the weather that comes round to Cape Town once a year ?? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Unread post by isinkwe » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:01 pm

Kaapsedraai wrote: Although I have been to Cape Point a few times, but have never ventured up to the lighthouse


That gives me an idea Kaapsedraai , my next visit Image What do you think Image
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:41 pm

Beautiful photographs Tessa :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:52 am

Stunning. :D

I hope that there are more.
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Unread post by jaun1 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:38 am

Absolutely breath-taking! :sup:

The cape is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Stunning photos Tessa, thanks for sharing :gflower:
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Re: The Different Faces of Cape Point

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:48 am

Spectacular photos Tessa - thank you so much for sharing! It really is a very beautiful place!

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Unread post by George_Brits » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:01 am

I just love the picture of the lighthouse, the Fresnel lens is surely one of the most beautiful along the south african coast.

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Re: The Different Faces of Cape Point

Unread post by Tessa G » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:26 am

Thanks to everyone for reading and I appreciate all the comments and compliments. Mother Nature certainly gives a helping hand. :D
Isinkwe :lol: March & April are the best months here in the Cape :thumbs_up:
We had a wonderful day and I do have more MM, that will probably work out to about 4 episodes. :D


Episode 2

After a very expensive pizza from the take-away canteen at the base of the funicular, we headed off to the beach near the Cape of Good Hope.

The cormorants were obviously not breeding at this time, so were not circling the cliffs at the point, so we hoped we may find them at this spot.

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A mother seal and her 3 pups enjoyed the spray from the waves that crashed onto the rocks.

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We noticed a bank of clouds building up on the horizon and suspected that our good weather would change in the afternoon.

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A very shy Black Heron walked along the fynbos lined. stony beach in search of something to eat, but was very wary of us.

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To Be Continued/....
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Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:15 pm

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I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: The Different Faces of Cape Point

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:55 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Love the mother seal and pups!!!

And that bank of clouds do not look good!!
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Re: The Different Faces of Cape Point

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:37 pm

Tessa G, what a beautiful day allowing for stunning :cam:

The waves breaking makes one to pay the beach front a visit :dance:

Lovely scenes of the cormorants, seals and heron. :clap:

Those seals can be really aggressive :D

Look forward to more :thumbs_up:
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