Africa

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Hermanus Seaside

Hermanus Sunset

Hermanus Sunset

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Hermanus is a lovely seaside community where many well off South Africans and foreigners have second homes.  The rocky coast reminded me of Maine in the USA.

 


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Wine Country Portraits

Middelvlei Winery Associate

Middelvlei Winery Associate

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The South African wine country is only about an hour’s drive beyond Cape Town’s borders.  These photo’s are from tastings at four wineries. At Murati the port tasting was accompanied with chocolate.  Casper was our knowledgeable guide for the day.  We had a wonderful lunch together at Delheim after which Casper drove us back to Cape Town in his off road modified pickup truck.  All of these were taken with a Nikon D800 and 28mm f/1.8 G.


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Shark Bait

Submarine

Submarine

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These photos are from a shark diving trip which launched from the Gansbaai area.  Shark Diving Unlimited ran the trip professionally.  On the boat there is a steel cage so the sharks can be viewed at water level or slightly below by divers.  The water was cold and the sea was rough, so I did not last very long in the cage. These are Great White sharks which are nearly extinct.


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At the Boulders

Coastal View

Coastal View

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Near Cape Town, South Africa is Simon’s Town where you will find Boulders Beach.  In addition to swimming off the beach, there is a protected habitat for penguins.  This is not a zoo.  The birds are free to swim away in the sea.


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Table Mountain

Climbing Crew

Climbing Crew

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Table mountain towers 1000 meters over central Cape Town.  It has a flat top suitable for informal hiking that is more like a stroll.  Some scale its rocky walls.  I hope they know what they are doing.


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Cape of Good Hope

Baboon and Toyota

Baboon and Toyota

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What is the difference between a baboon and a wind surfer?  Wind surfers are less likely to try and break into your car.  This is where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.  Funny, but I could not find a line in the water.  I photographed the baboons from too close for safety.  They were running around wild in the street.