Friday photo: In between

Rocky shore between Muizenberg and St James
Rocky shore between Muizenberg and St James

On the rocky shore between Muizenberg and St James (accessible via this walk), there are many nooks and crannies, bursting with life that a young marine explorer would derive great enjoyment from discovering. We did the walk close to high tide, on a day with a large swell and the corresponding big waves. I wouldn’t recommend rockpooling in these conditions.

Friday photo: Going walking

Muizenberg-St James walk
Muizenberg-St James walk

There is a walking route between the railway line and the ocean, running from Surfers Corner at Muizenberg to St James beach. It’s beautiful – you’re right next to the waves – and a flat, easy stroll of only a couple of kilometres. More information here.

Friday photo: More Muizenberg

Muizenberg beach looking towards Simon's Town
Muizenberg beach looking towards Simon’s Town

Taken on the same day as this photo, this picture of Surfers Corner clearly shows the large swell that was pounding Muizenberg at the time. This corner of False Bay – close to its northernmost reaches – often has very murky water.

Friday photo: Muizenberg waves

Muizenberg beach
Muizenberg beach

I took this photo while a large swell was pushing into False Bay. The sea at Muizenberg was an appetising (Appletising?) green colour and despite the large waves, there were not many surfers in the water – too messy?

Friday photo: Clouds over the valley

Clouds over Fish Hoek valley
Clouds over Fish Hoek valley

Fish Hoek valley is a narrow saddle of low lying land approximately thirteen kilometres across, with False Bay on one side and the Atlantic ocean on the other. It looks beautiful from above, too. Here are some clouds at sunset, over the dunes at Fish Hoek beach.

Friday photo: Quiet beach

Quiet Fish Hoek beach at sunset
Quiet Fish Hoek beach at sunset

Fish Hoek beach can be the most peaceful place in the world to watch the sun go down. We do this quite often. Here is an empty, kelp-strewn stretch of beach, with a negligible swell running and some beautiful clouds for depth.

Friday photo: Fish Hoek sunset

Colours at Fish Hoek beach
Colours at Fish Hoek beach

Tony and I ate an ice cream and watched the sunset at Fish Hoek beach one Sunday evening. The colours cycled through a range of pinks to blue. Can you see the mountains on the other side of the bay? I think even Hangklip is visible in the middle of the image.

Friday photo: Building shed

Yacht construction shed at FBYC
Yacht construction shed at FBYC

This mysterious, flimsy green boat shed is being used (according to rumour) for the construction of an “eco-friendly catamaran”. It has, remarkably, survived some very stormy weather, so it is more strongly built than it looks. On the other side of the roof is the URL of the Twin Dragons Yachts website, which is singularly uninformative at this stage but which will probably be the best place for more information as it becomes available. The boat shed is right on the edge of the slipway we use to launch the boat at False Bay Yacht Club.