After a short reprieve from the drought gripping the Western Cape of South Africa, the rivers on Table Mountain are finally flowing again.
Today’s venture was into Cecilia Forest. Although it cannot be called a forest anymore, with most of the pine plantations being cut down to allow the natural fynbos to return. In the ravines, there still remains remnants of the original mountain forests and it’s there where we find the small rivers flowing after the rain.
In those small pockets of remaining pines, various mushrooms can be found amongst the pine needles.
Sunday saw a early start, driving out to Cape Hangklip, on the far side on False Bay, South Africa.
We left home at 4am to get there before the sunrise, driving along the coast road. This is possibly the most scenic road in false bay, where one is able to see right across to Cape Point on a clear day. Also a great place to whale watch in the August/September whale season. Awesome place to take photos, of waves and rocks and plenty of opportunities to explore along the route as well. I would say this is one the sunset side of the bay – that is best light at sunset.
Cape Hangkip sits at the East end of False Bay, just outside Pringle Bay. This is where the land end turns towards the east. So sunrise becomes the best light of day, although I will be checking out sunsets on this stretch as well in the future.
Unfortunately the skies at sunrise were not very interesting, with just a smudge of cloud. The waves however were not disappointing!
Not much in the way of clouds and dramatic skies
But the waves did not disapoint!
After the sun was well above the horizon, focus switched to the waves!! I love these in Black&White.
From there it was off to Kogelberg Nature Reserve to take images of the river as it meanders through the mountains. Got there midday, so not the best in terms of light, but such as beautiful environment cannot be overlooked.
Into the Kogelberg Reserve. Such beautiful mountain waiting to be explored
That’s it for now – time to plan the next outing. More to learn, more to see, more to shoot.