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A Visit to Cape Town – Part.6

Wow!!! It’s been a while….. & I must apologise to my fellow blog followers L As I mentioned, I reached my internet cap quite early last month…. 😦 Had to endure a few days of following blogs from work & doing a few posts from work as well!!! Not ideal, but hey….. I’m back!!! & as a “make-up” I will post me Part.6 (long overdue) & a travel lane post today!!! 🙂 You heard right…. two posts today – – – Never before have I done this!!! 😀

On this day of our holiday we decided Cape Town was a good call!!! I had a photo idea in my head that I wanted to go & try… 😉 & for a bonus it would be an experience not many people have had!!! Our friend told us earlier that they announced over the radio that this year Cape Town has had more holiday-goers than ever before!!!! (Say what?)- – – This might sound awesome, but we went on holiday to get away, to relax, to NOT have traffic – – – Needless to say that we have not even entered Cape Town, when we got stuck in traffic… It took 45 minutes to get to the traffic light… Madness I tell you!!!

Gorgeous Table Mountain

Shipwreck

Couldn't have asked for a better back drop!!!

We were instantly irritated… not a good start!!!! 😦 We decided to instead of eating lunch at a restaurant, we would buy bread buns & toppings & go and sit on the Signal Hill look-out, eating our lunch!!! It was suuuuuuuuuuuper relaxing!!! 🙂 We ended up sitting there for quite a while (well, long enough to listen the albums of James Blunt AND Mumford&Sons – – – without skipping a single song – – – & taking a nap & snapping a few photos!!! The views are just breath-taking!!! 😀

Looking back over Signal Hill at Table Mountain - with unwanted weather creeping over it... (click for larger version)

The view from Signal Hill..... how stunning is this?? (click for larger version)

Table Mountain with Cape Town looming below...

Ok, so let me tell you about my photo idea…. I wanted to go up Table Mountain (&given the fabulous weather this seemed almost possible)… 🙂 The last cable-car going down is somewhere between 21h00 and 21h30 in summer… So I was planning on going up & getting some sunset photos from up on Table Mountain… & when the sun has set get some night shots of all the lights…. I’ve been planning this photo for a loooooooong time…. 😀

Well, you know me…. & you know Murphy… & yes, he IS a bitch!!! 😀 No, I did not get my shots… 😦 no, we were not able to up the cable cars… no…. the weather (as you can see in the photos above) started creeping in…. we waited a while… hoping/praying that it will clear…. but no!!! It was time to go head homewards… 😦 no need in hanging around there!!! With these last views of Cape Town & Table Mountain & end Part.6!!! 😀

A view over Cape Town (unfortunately not from the top of Table Mountain) ...(click for larger version)

Snapped while driving... so, not quite right, but nevertheless - I present Greenpoint Stadium!!!

I love this photo... It's got a mountain (Table Mountain), clouds, sunburst, lens flare... Don't ask me why!!!

Stay tuned for Part.7 !!! 😀 **

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Farm Views & a (temporary) Farewell…

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!! Today. Officially. I am on Hoooooooliday!!!! Super psyched to start enjoying it!!! 😀 😀 😀 Tomorrow we are starting our three day road trip down to Cape Town, where we will be until after Xmas!!! We will then head south along the coast up to Knysna until just after new year…. We will then unfortunately return back home to get started with the monotomy that is work… 😦

I am conveying my apologies so long…. because my posts will be few over the next 3 weeks… But… I will be having great stories to share & (hopefully) wonderful photos to share!!! Oh my word I’m excited!!! 🙂 Promise to pop in at least once a week!!! 🙂

I want to share with you a few photos that I took on a farm last weekend (one of the busy ones!!)… Hopefully you’ll like it as much as me!!! 🙂 **

I realised halfway through posting these photos that I did not watermark it….. oh well!!!!! 😉 I hope you all have a great time in the coming three weeks…. whatever you do, be safe & considerate… & have fun!!! Lots of fun!!! 🙂 **

London, UK – Marble Arch

I have been super neglecting my blog & posts these last couple of weeks… For all of you who are following my randomness – – – I truly am sorry – – – 😦 It is not due to the fact that I don’t want to, but rather that I seem to be super busy!!! I have a few posts that I am planning to post (& that I need to post), & I’ll make a promise that these will follow on a more regular basis for the next week (at least)…

I usually don’t promise a post (because I never know what tomorrow holds…), BUT…

I promise I’ll be doing my Liebster award post tomorrow!!! 😀 So, please tune in for some serious new/unexplored blogs tomorrow(evening) 🙂 ** Super excited about it!!!

For tonight though…. my weekly Travel Lane post!!! If you have missed the previous posts – just click on the link to have a look!!!! For tonight I am sharing my Marble Arch (London, UK) moment with you!!! I have always loved this shot – It was taken with my (then) brand new Samsung digital compact!!! – – – Handheld!!! 😀

It was taken quite late at night on an evening in December 2006!!! Me & my (ex 😉 ) boyfriend have been exploring London literally the entire day, & the feeling of our extreme tiredness will (I think…) forever be branded in my memory!!! 😀

Marble Arch – Long Exposure!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!!! Mine was (again) super busy, but as always welcomed!!! Looking forward to ending this week – then it’s off on holiday until after new year!!! Super excited to go to Cape Town & other parts of our beautiful coast…. So stay tuned for some beautiful landscape photographs & more random fun posts!!! 🙂 **