This morning I was drinking my coffee and, doing some light reading when a thought popped into my head to go to the beach today. Not long after Mornè asked me what are we going to do today. I told him maybe we must go to Yzerfontein for the day.
He then said the beaches are closed. I googled and saw the beaches was open here in the Western Cape. So we headed to Tableview and walked all the way to Blaauwberg.
We walked 8.12 km this morning. After our walk we went to lunch and ended our day with a nice ice-cream.
Today I left my camera at home. So I took a few photos with my Huawei P30 lite.
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It took me a few years of promising myself that I am going to explore the Bo Kaap in Cape Town. At long last I was able to do it in May 2019.
We spend about an hour walking around and I took some photo’s. I must say it was very busy and you had to keep a eye on the traffic too.
We visited Atlas the spice shop on Waal Street.
I would like to go to the Bo Kaap again early morning when it is not so busy so that I can take some more photos of the colorful historical buildings. I also think we missed a few streets and hidden gems…
So photographing the Bo Kaap is back on my Photography Bucket List….
Here is some interesting facts of the Bo Kaap that I got from the internet…. For more information please visit Cape Town Travel
“The earliest development in the Bo Kaap area was undertaken in the 1760s by Jan de Waal. Subsequently, the area became known as Waalendorp. It has also been known as the Malay Quarter, the Slamse Buurt, and Scotcheskloof. Translated from Afrikaans, Bo Kaap means ‘Above the Cape’. Part of the Bo Kaap’s charm is the mix of Cape Dutch and Cape Georgian architectural styles. You can actually visit one of the oldest buildings in the Bo Kaap because it has been turned into a museum. The Bo Kaap Museum, which showcases local Islamic culture and heritage, was built by Jan de Waal in 1768, and is the oldest house in the area still in its original form.”
Well it has been an absolute pleasure sharing our weekend at Berghoff Fynbos Farm with you all here on my blog.
Here’s a few more photo’s I took before heading back home…
We had a awesome time although on our way back home Mornè’s car broke. I would not recommend that you go to visit in a normal sedan. Normal cars are not made to withstand that bumpy road. Don’t get me wrong if the roads were in better condition even though it is a dirtroad I would surely visit more often. Unfortunately I do not have a 4×4 or a vehicle that can take the punch.
So to sum up the only reason at this stage that is keeping me from going back is the road. I am not afraid of dirt roads and I love driving on them but the damage and costs involved to fix your car is just too much.
The views on your way back are absolutely stunning….
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work and I look forward to sharing more of my travels with you.
After our walk it was time to cool down. The kids spend the most of the day on the water in the canoe and the little boat.
Lian my youngest love to try out new things and it was no surprise when he took out the canoe and boat for a spin on the water.
It was nice and cool down by the pond.
Armand my oldest is not really physical guy. He will be found in front of his computer either playing games, watching movies or series. I was very surprised when I saw him in the boat with his brother from the house. I grabbed my camera and took some photos. Then Desiree and I walked down to the pond to have a closer look.
Desiree is not really one who likes to try new things. Armand has this power of pursuasion and after a while she was in the boat and enjoying herself. Later Lian took the rope of the boat tied it to his canoe and started pulling her to the center of the pond. Untied her and left her there so that she have to paddle back to land.
Aran my brother’s little boy is just like his dad and nephew Lian. Love taking chances and trying out something new.
The biggest kid of all, my brother took Morgan out on the water too. She did not want to get out of the boat after that….
After Breakfast we all went for a walk and I captured the most beautiful landscapes and flowers.
One thing my boys have gotten from me is they both also love nature and photography. At one point in their lives both wanted to persue a career in photography and believe me that was very flattering but I told them that they can always do photography combined with another career or as a paid hobby.
Both are persuing a career in IT and I am super proud of them.
The morning of dad’s birthday I woke up very early to capture the sunrise and to prepare his birthday breakfast.
It was so peaceful and quiet. Just before sunrise the birds started singing and flying from one protea tree to the next one. Unfortunately I could not capture them because I was busy with breakfast and had to go inside and check on the progress from time to time…
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. Hope you enjoyed the sunrise just as much as I did.
Nothing beats a glass of gin, cranberry juice and tonic while sitting and enjoying the sounds and views before sunset….
Birds calling to one another while getting ready for bed… Even the insects are more noisy than during the day…
Then there is my dad collecting extra wood so that we can make a “geselsvuurtjie” as he calls it. Let me explain this is the fire that is made after the food is finished and we all gather around the fire and sit and talk… These are precious times that I will cherish for the rest of my life….
We visited Berghoff Fynbos Farm in December 2018 to celebrate dad’s birthday.
The road to the house was not really suitable for a sedan but we made it. When we got there the house was open and we could just walk in. I thought it was going to be very warm inside the house, but it was refreshing and cool… We sorted out the sleeping arrangements and started unpacking the car and got settled.
We then went outside to drink a cooldrink on the stoop and waited for my dad, brother and his wife and kids. They only came through a bit later.
The views however from the stoop was gorgeous and the first thing I unpacked was my camera and started clicking away…
After drinking my cooldrink I grabbed my camera and went exploring. I just could not sit still and admire the views from the stoop any longer. It was like an invisible hand pushed me to go and explore…
Now as you all know I love capturing flowers and beautiful landscapes. Berghoff Fynbos Farm surely don’t have shortage of both. The dam or pond what ever you like to call it was the focal point of most of my photo’s during the weekend and I promise you you will have seen it from different angels by the time we reach post 10 of our weekend.
I hope you enjoy my walk with me…. Oh and if you see the photo of a stick. Look closely it is not a stick… I was taking photos of a flower when the stick walked over the pathway underneath the flower. The sudden movement startled me a bit until I saw it was a stick insect.
During school holidays my boyfriends daughter come visit us. I always try to take her out at least twice a week.
Although I have alot of editing work waiting at home I also take my camera with and well you guessed it make some more edit work for myself. But it is worth it. To see her running around, exploring and when she sees something the way her little face lit up is priceless…
Vygeboomdam is not that big and although the sign says no fishing the people don’t care they do just as they please… It is no wonder there were only a handful of ducks to see.
It is no wonder they say humans are the most dangerous animals on earth. Some humans have only their own interest at heart and do not think how their actions impacts nature around them.
In the beginning of the year we had a lot of loadshedding. One Sunday afternoon we decided to braai and tried to pass the time. Every session was around 2 hours. It was a hot day and much cooler outside.
I took my camera out and started taking photos of the birds in the trees and of the sky…..
Here is some of the photos taken of the birds in the trees…. I also played around with the settings that is why some of the sky is lighter and others darker.