Karen at the Cape Point on a very windy day. Cape Point is the Southwestern most point of the continent of Africa.
Cape Point vineyards. Beautiful grounds and the home of a favorite wine, Splattered Toad. There are South African Leopard Toads in the area and signs caution drivers about them. Apparently, some get squished from time to time, hence the name of the new cult wine.
Some of the info about the life on the cape and in the area on a display at the visitor center.
A baleen from a baleen whale. These are used to strain small animals out of the water as the whale feeds.
The colors are beautiful, but I wouldn't want to be in that water. It's cold and pounding into the rocks on the shore. Shipwrecked people were better off not trying to land their lifeboats here; rather they should have waited for rescue boats from the other side of the cape to come around to collect them.
Back down at sea level, we drove around the coast to see the beach level. Waves meet and peak and the tops blow off on a rocky shore littered with kelp.The Cape ofGood Hope. We'd have to round this cape to get from Simon's Town to Cape Town to clear out of the country. We wouldn't/couldn't do it on a windy day.
Some cormorants out on the rocks. With the wind keeping everything in motion, the shot is a bit blurred and reminds me of an old masters painting.
The big fields of kelp help keep the big rollers down near the shore.