I went on Friday to see the sunset from Signal Hill.
Clouds obscure the sun.
On Sunday I saw the famous Blaauberg view of Table Mountain, but from a completely different angle.
Have a look at these pictures.
The chalet that was a barrack room for the gunners.
The chalet and all points north (and west).
Inside the chalet. A bit crowded, but with a view like that, why sit inside?
Amanda and I went off to Scarborough to take astronomy pictures. On the way, we stopped at Long Beach and got some lekker pictures using the 100 – 400 mm telephoto lens.
Here are a few of the pictures I took. The rest are here:
I spent Saturday and Sunday helping out on an archaeological dig in Betty’s Bay sorting through shells trying to find anything that wasn’t a shell.
It was great.
The dig site with Jayson Orton leading the excavation.
Richard trying to figure out if the thing in the tray is a shell or not.
Rule number one. Don’t touch your face.
Betty’s bay sunrise
The shells in the ground
Jayson’s marked out layers.
The sieve for extracting the interesting stuff from the ground,
I joined an art course and was required to use ink and bleach on paper as the medium. I was very dubious, but with a little research and a lot of experimentation, I started to get some interesting effects. This is an early example of my experiments. I cheated the white is soft white pastel.
What is it? Can’t you see? It is a piece of drift wood! I thought that much would be obvious. Ok this is it.
And here is a later more practiced version.
It is amazing what you can do with strange media isn’t it?
The majority of pictures we took are here:
I love travelling at the best of times but passes are the cherry on the top. The Burgers Pass is no exception. Burgers pass is just outside Montagu in the Western Cape.
And it looks like this looking back.