Saturday, September 27, 2008

Muizenberg business

Ahh, color at last - lol. The only of the many African safari based businesses in Muizenberg (that I know of).


Friday, September 26, 2008

Muizenberg - B&W

Three B&W images - I am in a B&W mood at the moment - well a grey one anyway.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Olive station, Muizenberg

Around the corner from my office is a liitle place called the "Olive Station", a nice place just to have lunch or do a bit of organic shopping.


Monday, September 22, 2008

My Parking Lot - different angle

Yip you guess correctly - I just turned around and snapped away.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Parking Lot

This is where I park almost every day of my life.

Great views though.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dat empty parking lot

Where are you all, look the parking lot is empty!!

Cheers and see you all soon - lol

Friday, September 19, 2008

Damn traffic

In my car, waiting for life to move those cars. Sitting outside a surf shop called the "Corner Surfshop", that is of course if you are interested - lol.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bored at my desk

Working on this Muizenberg blog, bored and tired of no sleep due to these winter storms.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cape Town, South Easter

The South Easter is a wind system that generally blows in summer but also in winter (The Black South Easter). Now here in Muizenberg the wind is strong and constant enough to mold the shape of trees, as you can see from above photograph.

A wind is called after the direction that the wind blows FROM, so that leads me to believe that this particular tree would be relatively accurate direction pointer.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A rust bucket

So this is the result of the sea spray. The poor chap's car is completely stuffed, one also can only imagine that if this is the out side - what the insides/ brakes and engine are like.

Oh and this type of car in disrepair are quite common on our roads.


Monday, September 15, 2008

The Cape Sands Hotel, Muizenberg

Now you can see what the the old Cape Sands hotel looks like inside, you will have to agree that the current owner needs a public flogging. How in earth can someone buy a building and let it get to this state, has the owner no dignity - I ask you (I do not think he/ she has to tell you the truth).
  • Human faeces litter the floor.
  • Mold ever where.
  • All copper pipes have gone (pull out of the wall).
  • Floors that have gone missing (certain areas have no floors).
  • Broken windows ever where.
  • Smells that will take decades to get rid of.
  • And the list can go on but I won't.
When one does something in life one takes on the responsibility to better what one has taken on, so what does this say about the current owner and their out look on life.

To the current owner - "sit down in front of a mirror and look deeply, I fear what you are looking at resembles a mammal that wallows in something"


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Muizenberg Cape Sands

This my friends is the old Cape Sands Hotel of Muizenberg, in it's current dilapidated state of disrepair. Two points of interest;
  1. It is going under the hammer on the 18th September and it is expected to get +- R15 000 000.00 to R20 000 000.00 in value (+- US$ 1 875 000.00 to US$ 2 500 000.00).
  2. The current own needs to strung out in public for some abuse for letting this building go to the dogs.
One of the best sea views in the whole of Cape Town, never mind Muizenberg. Tomorrow I will show you a photograph of what the place looks like in side, it will make you sick - promise.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Beautiful Muizenberg

This is the side of Muizenberg that is absolutely beautiful, the sea on the left, houses in the middle and mountain on the right.

And if anybody is interested it is a stunner of a day.


Friday, September 12, 2008

My desk

This is my desk, this is where I sit everyday of my life.

To note;
  • Two screens,
  • One cup of coffee,
  • Window on left (although over exposed) that is my sea view,
  • and lastly one large oak desk.
Cheers and have a fantastic weekend.

PS, I am off to Hermanus this weekend to see MORE whales.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Muizenberg whale breaching

When they say a whale of a time - I now know where the saying comes from. I this not a awesome site, in my humble opinion just as good a sighting as any African land based mammal.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Muizenberg whales

My whales have been sitting outside my office window for the past week (at least), yip they have throw down anchor and are just parking off. No surfers out this morning, otherwise you would have seen how close these two species actually get, the dark water in front of the whale is normally the area where the waves break.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Muizenberg ghetto's

Every city and town in the world has one - so Muizenberg decided to join it's glodal cousins.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Muizenberg scenery

After a few beers last night and that awful morning after feeling, I am really struggling. On my way to work on such a beaut of a morning, this was my vista. Feeling a tad better, though.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Cape Town Presidential Naval Review

Cape Town Presidential Naval Review is happening as we speak, the South African navy is parading it's self in front of the President "Thabo Mbeki"

We do not have the biggest navy ever, but I suppose do we really need one?

Anyways, I am out of here.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Oh dear!

The next few post are going to be from my desk, playing rugby last night I pulled my groin muscle.
Oh la la, it is sore.

Anyways the South African navy is preparing for the "Presidential Naval Fleet Review"

Cheers for now

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sorry of the past couple of blogs!

I was up bright and early this morning and after the past couple of days of bad weather and all (lol), this is what the Muizenberg beach was about. It has clouded over now but hey I have the proof that the sun was out this morning.

OK, so now my apologies for the past couple of blogs, here goes the sob story;
- On Friday my wife and I where supposed to go to Victoria Falls for the weekend.
- Zambian President has past away and was lying in state in Livingstone, the trip was canceled.
- Bother.
- I had pre scheduled posts for all my blogs for the time that I was away (all the others sit on wordpress and muizenbergdaily sits on blogger/ blogspot).
- Now that I was not away, one of the biggest storms to hit Cape Town in +- 3 years arrives.
- So I go out and take loads of pictures of the waves and rough seas etc etc.
- So what I wanted to do was suspend the scheduled posts (after the posts where posted) and post the storm photographs.
- This is where things went pear shaped.
- Blogger in unexpected form decided that I could not re-schedule a post that had already been posted to another day - even when I told it not to (wordpress allows one to do this.).
- My only option was to delete the posts but I thought that would have been a waste - oh well.
- So sorry for the double posts, it was blogger/ blogspot's inability to allow me to manage my posts (scheduled or not), not me - lol.

Anyways have to go, loads of work to do.

PS I would love to compete in these theme days but have no idea of what to do - could anybody advise.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Huge Muizenberg Wave

I fear that this image might just not show how big the wave on the horizon actually is.

Anyways sitting at my desk, i looked up and by chance saw this wave. Now if you look at the centre of the photograph on the horizon there is a distinctive white line. That my friends is a HUGE wave, now the boat on the left hand side is closer than that wave (just to give you some kind perspective), that wave is at least double the distance between me and the boat.

Anyways, I have just turn the heater on and am wishing summer was here.


The back streets of Muizenberg

Still trying to get those photographs of Victoria Falls together, but in the mean time this photograph was taken +- 5-6 blocks back from the beach front.

Love the colours of all the building back here.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Muizenberg storm waves

A huge storm system past by this weekend, these are the resulting waves.

Also see the following links;
Cape Town August Storm
Cape Town Storm


My lazy weekend

This cat has the same look on it's face as I do, what a lazy weekend I have just had - loved every second of.

I will publish photographs of it soon, promise.