Archive for the ‘fishing’ Category

When walking on the beach it is very common to see old trees and other driftwood. if you are going by growth rings this one has been around for some time.

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When I went out in a boat there were quite a few birds around and they were fishing a lot better than we were.

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As we came towards the beach there were a lot of Dolphins playing in the surf, some jumped like this one but a lot just broke the waves and carried on feeding.


In the garden as the sun goes down I get quite a lot of Bats flying over but I haven`t found where the come from yet.


Have a great week  🙂



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I am still going through my old photo`s that were taken on film and scanning them, it`s very time consuming but does bring back a lot of memories. This was taken in the early 70`s and the girl in the middle is now 45.

Trek fishing has been closed down in Hout Bay now but it was something that the whole beach got involved in. Since the change in Government why have these things been eliminated?

Next are a few from the UK.

I wondered why this Lilly grew so tall and was told it had a virus. That may be right as year after year it did get shorter.

This was the new Tesco supermarket until some youngsters decided to set light to the wheelie bins. Not only did they burn the bins but the whole place burned down. When I went on holiday a few years ago it had been rebuilt and is the largest one in the area.

Every year they have a river festival in Maidstone on the Medway which is very well attended. There are plenty of places to eat and beer can by bought from moving hand carts, in plastic tumblers. The evening is finished off with a great firework display from a building to the right of the photograph.

I was asking a friend to name the capital cities of countries in Africa which for an Englishman was quite good until we got to South Africa and he said Nkandla. 🙂 🙂
It`s just that he had heard the name so often on the news in the UK. 🙂

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This morning I woke at 4 and decided to go down to the lookout point at the end of my road. The trouble with taking the sunrise from my garden now is that there are a lot of obstacles in the way as the sunrise is now over the sea. The lookout area has quite a few interesting bits of equipment around it which I will show later. Every morning this year I have been promising to come down here to photograph the sunrise but have been too lazy so early in the morning. I was a bit late for the crack of dawn as I had a coffee first and took some photo`s from the garden.

The peninsular on the right is Robberg Nature Reserve where I got my photo of the Caracul near the Seal Sanctuary.

There are some interesting walks there and some Bushman caves to be explored.

Thebuilding towards the left is the Beacon Isle Hotel. There used to be a Whaling Sation there before.

At the bottom right of the hotel is the desalination plant which was built last year.

This used to be a storm warning beacon for the Whaling ships and fishing boats which are no longer here.

There is a cellphone mast and large satellite dish here on the right.

On the right of the tank there is the siren that is used by the Sea Rescue Service.

This goes off every Friday at 12 O`clock as a test, it`s like the gun in Cape Town, you can set your clock by it. We have some cell phone masts that are disguised as palm trees which I will put on another blog.

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This was the one I promised, it doesn`t need much imagination to realize there is a female somewhere close.


Whales are also very inquisative and will come to you if they feel safe.

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This one always reminds me of Alice. Her nose is next.


It`s amazing how soft their noses are considering that they route in hard ground all day. As they get old like Benji they grow hair on their nose, like old men. 🙂


I think the Mantis just wanted to know the time.


This is where technology gets me. This girl was so engrossed in the phone call she forgot she was in the Gents toilet.


In case I don`t get online, have a great weekend.


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I found that it is the White Ibis that passes through the Sunset every night. At least they are a lot quieter than the Hadida`s. I`m told they make that screaming noise because they are scared of flying, thats because they are so quiet on the nest or sitting in a tree. 🙂

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The Sunrise was not so colourful this morning.



And looked unimpresive as it got brighter.


the sun and birds came out for a while but now it`s raining. As the sun shining through the clouds we still have no rainbow, typical, must be the political climate. 🙂


Going Fishing for a change, maybe a wetsuit is better than a rod. 🙂 I don`t know how the seal found such a big fish in this bay, maybe because it`s their environment.

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