The past weekend was not a good weekend for us Capetonians. A massive fire in Houtbay some 20 minutes drive from here, but on the other side of the mountain on Saturday destroyed some 3000 shacks in an informal settlement and affected more than 15,000 people. Although we could not see the fire the wind direction blew the smoke our way and for most of the day we could but barely see the mountain range which is usually clear and sharp.

Constantiaberg covered in smoke.

Table Mountain barely visible.

Had to keep all windows closed to prevent the smoke coming into the house and this made us feel the heat of the day (33C/92F) more than usual.  Enjoy a super day.