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From my archives.  Mountain mist on the Bertie’s Balcony hiking trail.




Enjoy the start of the weekend.


An early winter morning scene in our suburb.

Thursday past.

Fog 1

Fog 2

Fortunately the drivers were careful and no collisions were reported.

Enjoy the day.

Usually when we get fog it is more a light mist and occurs around sunrise.  Last Friday was an exception to the rule.  Sunrise was a non spectacular event, but then at 8:30am a sudden bout of fog rolled in enveloping our suburb in semi darkness.

Morning fog

The foggy morning lasted until after noon when the fog started to lift and the sun slowly became visible again.

Morning fog sun breaking through

Enjoy a super midweek day.

I think we can say our winter is here.

Early morning mist drifting in the streets.

Morning mist 1

Morning mist 2

Enjoy a super day.

Our visit to Long Beach at Kommetjie took place on a very misty morning with the occasional light drizzle adding to the dampness.  Being early morning the rays of the rising sun treated us to some rainbow displays.  The mist made focusing somewhat problematic, but somehow the two pics below captured the atmosphere well.



Being his first visit to a beach our big brown was not  quite sure of himself in a situation where now the water comes and now the water goes and eventually stayed on the beach away from the water with the other dogs.


Every bather’s fear is the blue bottle that pack a sting worse than a bee sting and getting caught in a group of them can become a painful experience.  Fortunately these blue bottles are not present all year and the presence is rather seasonal.


Labour Day here, or as we call it Workers’ Day, so one can assume very little work will be done today although I must take care of some work during the mid-afternoon hours.  Enjoy your day preparing for the weekend.

Ah, we are in the swing of autumn with misty early mornings.

Morning mist

With our electricity production crisis we are again in for load shedding, read deliberate black outs, today.  However, it is not a great problem as we can upgrade to other sources of energy.

Upgraded from eletricity

Enjoy the afternoon.

Early morning mist and waning moon.

Morning moon 1

Will be going on the final hike of the year.  Enjoy a super day.

When discussing hiking trails in the Table Mountain National Park, and there are many believe me, Bertie’s Balcony stands out as the number one for me.  It is a long trail and not easy surface wise but I will not rate it difficult.  The reason why I am so fond of this trail is because of the breath taking rock formations.  Yes, I am afraid I must admit that rocks and rock formations speak to me like flowers, scenery and animals. Previous hikes on Bertie’s Balcony were in bright sunshine as opposed to this month when the mountain was draped in missed and fortunately not fog because that would have cancelled the hike.  We took our chance and hit the trail, a chance that came off.  Due to the mist most rock formation and outstanding rocks could not be photographed,  I took my chance and set the camera on manual.  Shuttter speed 60/1 and F stop 7, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.  Below some of my successful pics and I must be honest these pics and those in the follow up post were really taken in an eiry atmosphere.  The rocks and formations looked completely different to the previous hikes.

Heading towards the summit, one of many.


Looks like fog is going to replace the mist.


The path just crossed.


No, it is not going to tumble.






Have a super evening.

PS My Mac has been seen to and the gremlins removed.

Went to a bird spotting walk at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Wednesday.  Looking down from there onto the Cape Flats in the early morning hours had me ask myself is it mist or smog or both lying like a blanket over the Flats.

Smog or mist 1

Smog or mist 2

My guess is that it but only be a good mixture of both.

Survived the Jonkershoek hike yesterday.  More about the bird spotting and the hike later.  Enjoy the Friday.

Had our first hike of the year from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, through the Newlands Forest up to above the Contour Trail on the slopes of Table Mountain, then towards Constantia Neck past the Reservoir and Back to Kirstenbosch.  I have quite a number of photos to download and exercise home censorship on.  For photography the weather did not play along at all.  It was 100% overcast, not a single ray of sunshine to add some contrast to the scenery.  This rendered the dial/clock/time piece in the Kirstenbosch Gardens out of service.


Waiting for overnight guests to arrive any minute now.  Have a super evening.