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Brompton in Africa part 3

Old 01-23-17, 06:45 AM
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Brompton in Africa part 3

I generally only work in places that are having a really rough time. Locations with famine, poverty and war, or a combination are where I get to visit.

Very occasionally I get to go somewhere decent, and my last work trip was one of my favourite places anywhere, Cape Town!

Yes as everyone has told you it's ridiculously beautiful.


There are penguins in Africa too. I asked this one for a kiss. She thought for a little while but decided to stay faithful with her husband.


Table Mountain is seriously famous. I've climbed it three times and stood in a very long cable-car queue once to get to the top.

The view is great, but to get an even better view you need to climb the little peak next to it called Lions Head:

It's about 80% as high as Table Mountain, but because it's quite small on top, you get a 360 degree view, and that view includes Table Mountain!

You can also see Robben Island where Mandela was held for most of his 27 years in jail, the Twelve Aposles which run along the ocean and vast amounts of Cape Town itself.

There is a tradition that says you need to go up on a full moon at night. I've done that twice and it's spectacular. If your timing is off, go up to watch the sunset.


This is a split statue of sorts. The Rhino is actually 6 or 7 pieces of metal spread over 20 meters or so, but when viewed through the target they line up. It's here to highlight the Rhino poaching problem. At it's peak Rhino poaching was responsible for three deaths a day, they were heading for extinction fast. The hosts of my conference have been working with game farms, and have given them new technology. They don't track the rhinos as then they only know too late when there's a problem. Instead they're tracking people with regular and infra red cameras mounted on fences, in trees and on drones. Their image technology is so good it can differentiate between a person leopard crawling and a leopard crawling. In the park it was installed, they only had one kill last year, and even then they were on site before the horn was removed and managed to arrest the poachers.


Sadly the sea is cold here. For warmer water you can either head to the east coast, or go to one of the many public pools right on the waters edge.


The public parks are just as beautiful, this is Green point park but Kirstenbosch is even more beautiful. I didn't go there on this trip.


This is one of the 2010 world cup stadiums.

But the real reason you go to Cape Town is for the nature. Around every corner is a spectacular view.


This site has an annoying 10 picture limit, and I like to post around 15. Can this be changed? It seems a little archaic to me. There were too many pictures to post even the good ones. I've put them here if you'd like to see more:
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Originally Posted by patrickza View Post
Cape Town!

Sadly the sea is cold here. For warmer water you can either head to the east coast, or go to one of the many public pools right on the waters edge.
Great photos! In my memory, there was a meeting line of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The water was warm on the Indian side and cold on the Atlantic. The water color was different too.
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Beautiful pictures! Didn't know it was so beautiful there.
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How is the travel case working out for you,I have something similar in mind for touring and would like knowing if you have any second thoughts on what you put together or any improvements.
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Ahhh Clifton Beach, Table Mountain, False bay, such wonderful memories. Nice pics. They have an 80's post card feeling to them. I think due to use of polaroid filter?
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Here's my birdy at the other side of False Bay at Betty's Bay.



To post as many photos as you want, upload them to dropbox or similar, and just link direct as I did above, examine the code.
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How is the travel case working out for you,I have something similar in mind for touring and would like knowing if you have any second thoughts on what you put together or any improvements.
Really well so far. It's been on 6 flights so far, and there's been no damage yet. All I would change is to make it slightly less tall. It has about two extra inches that I don't really need taking a few extra grams of weight. It's not an issue though, as my bike, tools and toiletries packed in the case and cover come to 20.9kg almost every time I fly.
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Ahhh Clifton Beach, Table Mountain, False bay, such wonderful memories. Nice pics. They have an 80's post card feeling to them. I think due to use of polaroid filter?
Thanks, I'm just using my now ageing nexus 5 for photos, but after I take them I let the google software do it's magic on the auto setting then play with brightness, colour and pop.

In terms of the number of photos, I upload them to photobucket and them just post the [ img ] tags. On every other forum it is just a link, but I think these forums grab the image and host it locally.
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