Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Muizenberg Cape Town

This image will give you a rough idea on the size and length of the beach here in Muizenberg, as well why this beach is good for surfing. Those wave sets just keep on coming. The water is a tad dirty after the last few cold fronts.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A warm and fuzzy sign

The strangest thing happened this morning, when I parked my car in the same space that I have been parking for months now - I actually looked up and there was this sign - WTF.

Yes this sign has always been there, but why have I never taken notice of it. In fact from my desk I look directly at it, as the ocean is behind it - and still I have never noticed what is written on it.

How many objects am I missing out on every day because I am looking but not seeing.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The flames of warmth

Hi all, this is a photo from an outing last night, this is how we keep warm in Cape Town as nothing else seems to work outside - lol. There were a few people irratated with me as I got them to move away while I took the picture.

Out of interest, it is raining again - aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh I miss summer!!!!

Cheers from a cold and rainy Cape Town.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mother and child

Again I have been a bit lazy today, as I did not even bother to walk out the office. Just picked up the camera and zoomed - lol.

Anyways this mother and child had been standing there for +- 5 - 7 minutes waiting to get let in the door. The mother was struggling towards the end as the kid just wanted to run off - you can see this is her face.

Anyways see you tomorrow.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Looking towards Cape Point

This picture I am hoping will give you more of an idea on how big this bay actually is. Those mountains to the centre/ left are actually 40 kilometres away (25 miles).

Cheers, enjoy and have a fantastic day

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mist in Muizenberg

I am standing in the main parking area looking up at mountains, mist and building. The building in the centre has been knocked down and just the historical front has been left.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Muizenberg Beach at sunrise

I was up bright and early this morning, something that does not happen very often much to the disgust of my wife. Anyways the rain of the few few days has finally gone and this picture is the result, blue skies, empty beach, and a little bit of mist. There is only three of those little huts on the right, the rest of them are +- 200 - 300 metres up the beach (directly behind from when I took this picture).

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Muizenberg clock tower

What a miserable past few day we have had down here in the Western cape, this picture is from my office window looking through another building onto the clock tower that is above the railway station. That grain in the picture is actually rain.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wine Tasting of Friday night

We had a fantastic time last night, we where invited to a wine tasting evening hosted by a fantastic winery 45 minutes drive for here. Elgin Vineyards - awesome awesome awesome. In the above picture those glasses only stay like that for 10 seconds more and them mayhem hit, I sat down!

One of the more popular attraction when visiting this part of the world is the wine that is produced and the scenery that it is grown in. Always worth looking into Cape winelands accommodation and hotel when visiting the cape.

Bla bla bla, hangover starting to get worse.

Friday, June 20, 2008

False Bay in the morning light

This picture was taken this morning after the cold front of yesterday, please note it was cold and so was I (5 degrees Celsius). Anyways the lights (bottom left) is the Muizenberg beach front, where those coloured huts are. This is False Bay which is situated on the other side of the Cape peninsula +- 20 minutes from Cape Town itself, the emphasis is really on the FALSE part of False Bay as the bay is really too large to be call a bay (see; and

I am waiting for the clouds and rain to clear to get some better pictures of the huts and the mountain that I was standing on when I took this picture.

Cheers for now, see you in exactly 24 hours - lol.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The day started out nicely

A view over False bay towards Simon's Town. The day then turn rainy from this beautiful start - oh misery.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The blues of Muizenberg

I personally love this image, the blues, the sky, the brick work and the gates - me I like. Just off Palmer Road - see what I mean when I say things to photograph in the Muizenberg village just jump out and say shoot me (please).

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Palmer Road in Muizenberg

Looking down Palmer Rd in what is called the village area of Muizenberg. Most of the buildings around here are of the Victorian era, a stunning little place where taking a photo is so easy as everything just jumps out at you.

Monday, June 16, 2008

A surfers delight

On the beach sipping some coffee, noticed this guy out of the corner of my eye. Damn man could he strut his stuff out there. Found this link a few days ago - Muizenberg images - a little town.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Navy

The navy was out in force today, trying to catch a cold I fear. The picture was taken from my office window, and I can assure you that no work was done for a few hours while I watched these guys literally doing cycles in False Bay.

There was even a submarine or 2 out there, but as my zoom was not big enough there was no good pictures to be taken of these - sorry.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A seagull called Harold

This is Harold the seagull, I see him all the time, sitting on rocks, flying in the sky and eating leftovers - my mate Harold!!!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Railway children

This picture is of a few lighties (kids) taking a walk on the railway lines a few hundred metres from the Muizenberg Railway Station. I like this image as it portrays a more industrial few to what is true a seaside town, a side of Muizenberg that is seldom seem.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The "SEAL"

That is right a seal in Muizenberg (a suburb of Cape Town South Africa), being watched by a few of the disbelieving locals. Just out of pure interest, the wife and I spent last night at a guesthouse around the corner from here, called Colona Castle (we are in the tourism industry so a sight inspection was long over due).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Watching the surfers

This is a picture that I took of a guy watching the surfers at Muizenberg beach. He was interesting to capture, the hat, the jacket, the glasses and the stubble. It turned out OK.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Muizenberg Village

A little beach soccer tournament, that went off very well, my company actually sponsored the tournament. The winners where the guys from Muizenberg. I got some great action shots with the famous Muizenberg beach houses as a backdrop.