2015 Cape Epic : Stage 6 – Glimpses

ABSA Cape Epic 2015 – Africa’s Untamed MTB race – 1200 riders, 739km, 8days. Today was stage 6 of the race, With 2000m of climbing over 71km in and around Wellington. I was at the Doolhof Spectator Point as the race leaders were passing through. These are some of my Glimpses of this Stage of the 2015 Cape Epic

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Reward

The Cederberg mountains, 300km north of Cape Town, is known for its dramatic rock formation and San Rock Art. Dominated by sharply defined predominantly reddish sandstone rock formations, the area is renowned for its quality rock climbing routes. Summers are very hot and dry, whilst winters are wetter and cold. On a recent visit we were hiking in the area with temperature in the shade of 34deg C, and came upon a sign which pointed to a waterfall. The half hour hike through varying terrain finally arrived at what can only be described as an Oasis on such a hot day. A waterfall running down the red sandstone depositing into a sparkling mountain pool, just reward for for following the sign, and enduring the extreme temperatures.
Reward is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, images of the hike, waterfall, and pool are my response to the prompt.

….the journey continues………….



Weekly Photo Challenge : Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds is the prompt on the weekly photo challenge this week, images of animals in the Kruger National Park are my response to the prompt.
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Scale

The 23.5m diameter main dome of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul is raised 43m above the ground on massive columns. Height of the minarets is 64m. The resulting large internal volume is further emphasised when one enters the building. Scale is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the Blue Mosque are my response to the prompt….

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Travel Theme : Doorways

There appears to be no end to the numbers of people streaming through the entrance portal of Istanbul’s Topkapi Place Museum. People arriving along the tree lined walkway and head towards the Entrance doorway, whilst others leave the Palace by the same doorway and which is on an axis that presents a framed view of the Blue Mosque. Doorways is the Travel Theme prompt on Ailsa’s http://www.wheresmybackpack.com blog this week. Images of the Topkapi entrance doorway are my response to the prompt.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Serenity

My blogs been quiet for bit while I’ve been away, so this is my first post for the New Year.. Perhaps a bit late, either way, Happy New Year to all, hope its going to be a wonderful year for all of us. Thank you to all followers of this blog, and others who visit from time to time, without you, the blog would have no purpose …………..

It was 34deg C at the Kruger National Park as we drove up to this pool of water alongside the road. An absolute picture of serenity, and tranquillity, an oasis amidst the extreme heat. Many would have been tempted to just jump in and absorb it all, except would have been alert to the fact that this is a park where wild animals roam freely. Seconds later, this Hippo broke the surface of the water, had a casual glimpse around and re-immersed into the pool, reinforcing the serenity of the place.

Serenity is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week………….

……….the journey continues………….