The 2016 Cape Cycle Tour

Capetonians were out in force today to cheer the 35,000 participants of the 39th Cape Town cycle tour.  The front runners rounding the bend on Fisherman’s Beach were in fine form, the leader (No 22) set a cracking pace.   It was a sight to see the main pelotons bunched tightly togther.  But it wasn’t only about the competitive cyclists, many participants – in all shapes and sizes came through in high spirits regardless of setting pace.

 

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State of Mind

Puff the magic dragon, who live by the sea.
Puff the magic dragon, who lives by the sea.

The shape of the swirling clouds above the mountains conjure up images of dragons drifting by.

Orographic clouds are clouds that develop in response to the forced lifting of air by the earth’s topography (mountains for example).”

WPC: State of Mind

 

The wildflowers of Namaqualand

This week’s photo challenge,”Beneath Your Feet” coincides with a wonderland of early spring wildflowers in spectacular display in Namaqualand, an area 500 kms north of Cape Town. There is a rich heritage of some 3,800 plant species and an extravagance of colour.  It’s a paradise for a photographer and Cheri’s suggestion of capturing the world beneath one’s feet fits the bill for me this week 🙂

Water in motion

Water: a precious resource.  It remains a critical issue in having sufficient water to supply the Cape metropolitan area.  The dam levels are lower this year in comparison to last’s.  We hope the winter rains will be plentiful.

“Motion”  is the subject for this week’s photo challenge.  To see what other photographers are posting, click here for the link.