The Sea Point Promenade on the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town is always a hive of activity, most of it on the ground. Occasionally, though more frequent these days, there are groups of people on the central grass patch alongside a wind sock, gazing upwards at Paragliders that are coming in to land on the field. They take off from the nearby Signal Hill and literally float over the Atlantic Seaboard taking in views of Robben Island, the Waterfront, the City and beyond before drifting in to land amongst trees, buildings, lightpoles, and numerous onlookers. Afloat is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these Tandem Paragliders coming in to land are my response to the prompt.
Dubbed the most beautiful Marathon in the World, the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon lived up to its reputation. Despite blustery conditions, occasional rain, a revised route due to recent devastating fires along the traditional route, thousands of runners completed the race. Numerous spectators along the route and at the finish too were there to support and cheer the runners home.
These are some glimpses of the finish of both the Half and Ultra Marathon, with some emotional scenes of joy and gratitude as runners made their way through the finish line.
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Images of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 22km Trail Run are at this link
Table Mountain was bathed in blue light on Valentines Day this year in honour of CHOC ( Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa ). This long exposure captured the taillights of a car moving towards the Mountain as red streaks, and the reflection of the blue lights onto the moving clouds. Blur is prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and this image of Table Mountain is my response to the prompt….
As the sun recedes behind Table Mountain, so does the sunlight diminish at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which lie at the foot of the Mountainside. The slowly receding light becomes increasingly softer until the entire garden is without sunlight, but with still enough daylight. The last bit of sunlight emphasises flowering plants beautifully, by highlighting them, with the backg0round and bottom already in shade. Ephemeral is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these highlighted plants are my response to the prompt.
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.
….the journey continues…………
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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.