Sunday/ Camps Bay

After I had dropped my friend Marlien at the airport on Sunday afternoon, I drove out to Camps Bay.  There are two ways to get there from Cape Town : across the ‘neck’ of Table Mountain called Kloofnek (a kloof is a ravine), or along the Atlantic coastline through Greenpoint and Seapoint.   I picked the Kloofnek road out there, and wanted to drive back along the coast, but found the late Sunday afternoon traffic too much, so I went back the same way I had come.

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Camps Bay is on the south west of Cape Town, on its slopes with the Atlantic Ocean.
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For this panorama picture, I walked out on the rocks by Camps Bay beach. Those mountain peaks in the background are on the Cape Peninsula and are called the Twelve Apostles. (I can never get exactly 12 when I count the peaks!). There is a little speck on the highest peak on the left : the Table Mountain Cable Car house at the top of the mountain.
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Here is the ‘main drag’ at Camps Bay beach with a mountain peak called Lion’s Head in the background. Camps Bay beach is on the left. The water is a little frigid year-round, and summer is over now, but a few brave souls still ventured in. The palm trees reminds one a little bit of Miami Beach. They have been there for at least 50 years.
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This is the large tide pool right next to Camps Bay beach. (There is a low sea wall on the far end and at high tide the seawater spills over the wall and into the pool).

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